A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was detected at 03:26:59 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.27 km (5 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/08/20 / 2020-08-07 03:26:59 / August 7, 2020 @ 3:26 am. Exact location of event, depth 8.27 km, -66.7415° West, 17.9444° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000baev. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20220050, us6000baev.
Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Loíza, San Isidro, Canovanas. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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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