A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70006yjp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20011067, us70006yjp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 23:49:40 / January 11, 2020 @ 11:49 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.7257° West, latitude 17.9212° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:49:40 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carolina, Las Piedras, Juncos. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-six, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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