A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa Alta in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000701x. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000701x. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7027 West, latitude 18.0311 North, depth = 23.44 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:34:13 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 06:34:13 / January 15, 2020 @ 6:34 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.44 km (15 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Carolina, Yabucoa. The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty, in the past 30 days four hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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