A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 20:58:47 / January 16, 2020 @ 8:58 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20016002, us7000718r, pr2020016020. Unique identifier: pr2020016020. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7591° West, 18.0076° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 16:58:47 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yabucoa, Juncos, Maunabo (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-six, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-nine, in the past 30 days four hundred and ninety-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 3 km W of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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