A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 22:28:21 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 0.1 km, -66.754° West, 17.918° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 0.1 km (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 02:28:21 / January 11, 2020 @ 2:28 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20011050. Unique identifier: pt20011050. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Humacao (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days two hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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