A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.734° West, 17.938° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pt20123050. Event ids that are associated: pt20123050. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 11:13:17 / May 2, 2020 @ 11:13 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:13:17 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Río Grande, Punta Santiago (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 6 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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