A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7411° West, 17.8386° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20014003, us70006zlc. Id of event: us70006zlc. The temblor was reported at 08:26:41 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). 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: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 12:26:41 / January 14, 2020 @ 12:26 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Humacao, Carolina, Las Piedras (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 58 km (36 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-seven, in the last 10 days three hundred and twenty-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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