A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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. The temblor was picked up at 06:01:29 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.726 West, latitude 17.9299 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20013002, us70006z3s. Id of event: us70006z3s.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juncos, Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 80 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), 81 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days two hundred and ninety-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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