A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Monday. Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 09:36:37 / January 20, 2020 @ 9:36 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20020005, us60007b9a. Unique identifier: us60007b9a. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:36:37 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.6926° West, 17.9356° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Isidro, Canovanas, Santa Barbara (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days six hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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