A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 16:56:38 / December 24, 2020 @ 4:56 pm. Unique identifier: pt20359002. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20359002. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:56:38 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). 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 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.829 West, latitude 17.889 North, depth = 5 km.
Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto, San Juan (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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