A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 17:30:51 / January 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7244 West, latitude 17.9534 North, depth = 13.63 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us600079bt. Unique identifier: us600079bt. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.63 km (8 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:30:51 / 1:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto, Maunabo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). 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), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-one, in the past 30 days five hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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