A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 09:36:36 / January 20, 2020 @ 9:36 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 05:36:36 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20020005, us60007b9a, pr2020020005. Unique identifier: pr2020020005. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7528 West, latitude 17.9748 North, depth = 7 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake 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), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Carolina, Yabucoa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days six hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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: 7 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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