A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007c6b. Id of event: us60007c6b. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6898 West, latitude 17.9128 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 05:42:11 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 09:42:11 / January 7, 2020 @ 9:42 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Humacao (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and eighty, in the last 10 days eight hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days eight hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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