A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was reported at 11:14:53 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.745° West, latitude 17.941° North, depth = 5 km. Event id: pt20020007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20020007. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 15:14:53 / January 20, 2020 @ 3:14 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Humacao (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days six hundred and thirty-four and in the last 365 days six hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 6 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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