A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. 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). The temblor was detected at 07:32:20 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20123052, us700098n5. Id of event: us700098n5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 11:32:20 / May 2, 2020 @ 11:32 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.6891° West, 17.9256° North.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Humacao. The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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