A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:49:40 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 23:49:40 / January 11, 2020 @ 11:49 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020011032. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20011067, us70006yjp, pr2020011032. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -66.8395° West, 17.9423° North.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gurabo, San Juan, San Lorenzo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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