A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. 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). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20123051, us700098mm. Unique identifier: us700098mm. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 11:19:29 / May 2, 2020 @ 11:19 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.6893 West, latitude 17.9548 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:19:29 / 7:19 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 75 km (47 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), 75 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Santiago, Río Grande, Loíza (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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