A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:01:28 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/01/20 / 2020-01-13 10:01:28 / January 13, 2020 @ 10:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.713 West, latitude 17.937 North, depth = 5 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20013002. Id of event: pt20013002.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Humacao, Carolina, Las Piedras (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and ninety-three, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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