A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us600079wt. Unique identifier: us600079wt. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 08:44:35 / January 18, 2020 @ 8:44 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.26 km (3 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:44:35 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7275° West, 17.931° North, depth 4.26 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juncos, Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days five hundred and sixty-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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