A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: us600079it. Event ids that are associated: us600079it. Global time and date of event 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 22:02:35 / January 17, 2020 @ 10:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.7428° West, latitude 17.9586° North, depth = 14.43 km. The temblor was reported at 18:02:35 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.43 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Carolina, Yabucoa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty, in the past 30 days five hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 4 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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