A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.6981° West, 17.9508° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 11:19:28 / May 2, 2020 @ 11:19 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:19:28 / 7:19 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020123009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20123051, us700098mm, pr2020123009.
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Humacao. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and one and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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