A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Carrizales in Puerto Rico on Friday. Event id: pr17083003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008uej, pr17083003. Exact location of earthquake, -66.705° West, 18.8859° North, depth 41 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:32:02 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 18:32:02 / March 24, 2017 @ 6:32 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Mayagüez, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 41 km N of Carrizales, Puerto Rico.
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