A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:45:55 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20035051. Unique identifier: pt20035051. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.832° West, 17.915° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 14:45:55 / February 4, 2020 @ 2:45 pm.
Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Humacao, Las Piedras, Carolina.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days nine hundred and ninety-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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