A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 20:58:46 / January 16, 2020 @ 8:58 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.7451° West, 17.996° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:58:46 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000718r. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20016002, us7000718r.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Isidro, Canovanas, Humacao (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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