A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 04:29:49 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7315 West, latitude 17.8574 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 08:29:49 / January 7, 2020 @ 8:29 am. Event id: us70006vmc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006vmc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Barbara, Humacao, Carolina (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one thousand and fourty, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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