A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7303° West, 17.9532° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007b6f. Id of event: us60007b6f. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:11:04 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 07:11:04 / January 20, 2020 @ 7:11 am.
Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Carolina, Juncos. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days six hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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