A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected 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). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 12:26:41 / January 14, 2020 @ 12:26 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20014003, us70006zlc, pr2020014006. Id of event: pr2020014006. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8686 West, latitude 17.8548 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levittown, Guaynabo, Bayamón (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and twenty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 17 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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