A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20012004. Id of event: pt20012004. The temblor was reported at 03:59:56 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.843 West, latitude 17.955 North, depth = 5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 07:59:56 / January 12, 2020 @ 7:59 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yabucoa, Juncos, Maunabo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 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), 89 km (56 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and seventy-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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