A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -65.6091 West, latitude 17.882 North, depth = 28.86 km. The temblor was reported at 18:50:28 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.86 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Esperanza in Puerto Rico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 22:50:28 / September 2, 2016 @ 10:50 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10006jt0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ocwfg4, us10006jt0.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Croix, Toa Baja, Orocovis. Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km SSW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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