A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 15:36:25 / January 15, 2020 @ 3:36 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.877 West, latitude 18.047 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: pt20015003. Event ids that are associated: pt20015003. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:36:25 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yabucoa, Carolina, Maunabo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-three, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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: 3 km WNW of Yauco, Puerto Rico.
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