A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.7626° West, latitude 17.8699° North, depth = 10 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:33:09 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 11:33:09 / January 7, 2020 @ 11:33 am. The earthquake was roughly 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). Event id: usa0006bn7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006bn7.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Guaynabo, Bayamón. The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and thirteen, in the last 10 days nine hundred and seventy-nine, in the past 30 days nine hundred and eighty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 14 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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