A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: us6000d2ll. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20359002, us6000d2ll. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 16:56:39 / December 24, 2020 @ 4:56 pm. The temblor was detected at 16:56:39 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.7025° West, 17.9227° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 14 km (8 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), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Isidro, Canovanas, Santa Barbara. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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