A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:13:18 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020123010. Event ids that are associated: pt20123050, us700098mg, pr2020123010. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7266 West, latitude 17.937 North, depth = 9 km. 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 11:13:18 / May 2, 2020 @ 11:13 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Río Grande, Punta Santiago (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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