A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.814° West, 17.93° North, depth 5 km. Global time and date of event 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 17:33:46 / December 24, 2020 @ 5:33 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pt20359003. Event ids that are associated: pt20359003. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:33:46 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juncos, Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (59 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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