A light earthquake magnitude 4.69 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 17:33:47 / December 24, 2020 @ 5:33 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8385 West, latitude 17.9461 North, depth = 9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:33:47 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020359053. Event ids that are associated: pt20359003, us6000d2m1, pr2020359053. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maunabo, Trujillo Alto, Gurabo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days sixty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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