A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location, longitude -65.8529° West, latitude 17.7789° North, depth = 1 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:29:51 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1 km (1 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/16 / 2016-12-05 14:29:51 / December 5, 2016 @ 2:29 pm. Unique identifier: pr16340016. Ids that are associated to the event: at00ohpuxs, pr16340016. A tsunami warning has been issued near Emajagua in Puerto Rico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Peñuelas, Vega Baja, Jayuya. Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 24 km S of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.
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