A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 19:38:38 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 23:38:38 / January 16, 2020 @ 11:38 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.692 West, latitude 17.9192 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us700071dg. Ids that are associated to the event: us700071dg. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juncos, Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-seven, in the last 10 days four hundred and four, in the past 30 days five hundred and two and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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