A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 25/01/20 / 2020-01-25 20:20:36 / January 25, 2020 @ 8:20 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pt20025053. Event ids that are associated: pt20025053. The temblor was picked up at 16:20:36 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.841° West, 17.914° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Carolina, Juncos (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days three hundred and six, in the past 30 days seven hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days eight hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 8 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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