A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -65.3118° West, latitude 19.0193° North, depth = 31.67 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008ddz. Event ids that are associated: us10008ddz. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:34:58 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 22:34:58 / March 30, 2017 @ 10:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.67 km (20 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Isidro (c. 8 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Isidro, Ceiba, Río Grande (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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