A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -66.838° West, 17.951° North, depth 10 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:26:24 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20010006. Unique identifier: pt20010006. Global time and date of event 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 22:26:24 / January 10, 2020 @ 10:26 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Canovanas, Humacao, Santa Barbara (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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