A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7913 West, latitude 17.945 North, depth = 5 km. Event id: us70006y32. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20011050, us70006y32. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 02:28:21 / January 11, 2020 @ 2:28 am. The temblor was detected at 22:28:21 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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), 84 km (52 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Carolina, Juncos (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 twenty-four, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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