A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20010006, us70006xy5. Id of event: us70006xy5. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 22:26:25 / January 10, 2020 @ 10:26 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8224 West, latitude 17.9404 North, depth = 10 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:26:25 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Humacao (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days two hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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