A light earthquake magnitude 4.09 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8296 West, latitude 19.2041 North, depth = 39 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: pr2017198004. Event ids that are associated: pt17198003, us20009wve, pr2017198004. The temblor was detected at 02:12:07 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 06:12:07 / July 17, 2017 @ 6:12 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles).
The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Arecibo, Quebradillas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 61 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
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