A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 2 km, -65.616° West, 17.808° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2 km (1 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:31:17 / 10:31 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 14:31:17 / November 11, 2016 @ 2:31 pm. Event id: at00oghf05. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oghf05. A tsunami warning has been issued near Emajagua in Puerto Rico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan, Pájaros, Cataño (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 35 km SE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.
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