A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.7423° West, 18.0124° North. Event id: us60007b9l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007b9l. Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 09:56:21 / January 20, 2020 @ 9:56 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly 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 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:56:21 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Piedras, Carolina, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days six hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days seven hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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