A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.6 km (8 miles). Id of earthquake: pt20013000. Event ids that are associated: pt20013000. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/01/20 / 2020-01-13 02:52:30 / January 13, 2020 @ 2:52 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:52:30 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.724 West, latitude 17.943 North, depth = 12.6 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Piedras, Carolina, Juncos. Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close 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 eighteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 5 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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