A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.5 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20020005. Id of event: pt20020005. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:36:36 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 09:36:36 / January 20, 2020 @ 9:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 2.5 km, -66.755° West, 17.993° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Isidro, Canovanas, Humacao (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 15 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), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days six hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km SSE of Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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