A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 06:12:09 / July 17, 2017 @ 6:12 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 34.35 km (21 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:12:09 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8049 West, latitude 19.0423 North, depth = 34.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20009wve. Event ids that are associated: pt17198003, us20009wve.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria, Sabana Seca, Jayuya. Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Candelaria (c. 17 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 seven, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 61 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
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