A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6794 West, latitude 17.8942 North, depth = 4.33 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:13:19 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.33 km (3 miles). Unique identifier: us700098mg. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20123050, us700098mg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 11:13:19 / 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), 94 km (58 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Río Grande, Loíza (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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