A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:01:29 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.7443° West, latitude 17.9688° North, depth = 9 km. Event id: pr2020013006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20013002, us70006z3s, pr2020013006. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/20 / 2020-01-13 10:01:29 / January 13, 2020 @ 10:01 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yabucoa, Juncos, Maunabo. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days two hundred and ninety-five, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days four hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 7 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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