A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us60007b4l. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20020002, us60007b4l. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:26:20 / 1:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.718° West, 17.9941° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 05:26:20 / January 20, 2020 @ 5:26 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 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 San Isidro, Canovanas, Humacao.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days six hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 0 km WSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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