A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 13:21:33 / February 22, 2016 @ 1:21 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.2099 West, latitude 18.051 North, depth = 16 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:21:33 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16053001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16053001. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coamo, Orocovis, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km SW of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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