A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 00:08:50 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 04:08:50 / January 11, 2020 @ 4:08 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pt20011051. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20011051. Exact location of event, longitude -66.739 West, latitude 17.996 North, depth = 5 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, Humacao, Santa Barbara. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 2 km W of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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