A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr16246006. Ids that are associated to the event: at00ocwfg4, us10006jt0, pr16246006. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 22:50:29 / September 2, 2016 @ 10:50 pm. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -65.6384° West, 17.902° North. The temblor was picked up at 18:50:29 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Esperanza in Puerto Rico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juana Díaz, San Antonio, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 27 km SSW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.
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