A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico on Friday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Emajagua in Puerto Rico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:31:18 / 10:31 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16316004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076wa, pr16316004, at00oghf05. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.609 West, latitude 17.9216 North, depth = 5 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 14:31:18 / November 11, 2016 @ 2:31 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Baja, Orocovis, Corozal. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km SE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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