A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 11:14:54 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 15:14:54 / January 20, 2020 @ 3:14 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Event id: pr2020020010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20020007, us60007bcp, pr2020020010. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7425 West, latitude 17.9618 North, depth = 14 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Carolina, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 79 km (49 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), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-one, in the past 30 days six hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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