A light earthquake magnitude 4.31 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 13:16:23 / January 11, 2020 @ 1:16 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8295 West, latitude 17.9858 North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Event id: pr2020011017. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020011017. The 4.31-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:16:23 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo, San Juan, Cataño (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifty-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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