A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.747 West, latitude 18.628 North, depth = 0 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0 km (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17174050. Id of event: pt17174050. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:17:47 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 12:17:47 / June 23, 2017 @ 12:17 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Marías, Cabo Rojo, Quebradillas. The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three 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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