A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.693 West, latitude 17.963 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 07:32:20 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 11:32:20 / May 2, 2020 @ 11:32 am. Event id: pt20123052. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20123052. 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).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Humacao (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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