A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.763 West, latitude 19.001 North, depth = 16.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 06:12:10 / July 17, 2017 @ 6:12 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.9 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:12:10 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt17198003. Unique identifier: pt17198003.
The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Adjuntas, Adjuntas, Bayamón (min 5000 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 five, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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