A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20014003. Id of event: pt20014003. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:26:41 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.802 West, latitude 17.92 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 12:26:41 / January 14, 2020 @ 12:26 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carolina, Juncos, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days three hundred and twenty-five, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 8 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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