A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 02:18:59 / July 17, 2017 @ 2:18 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:18:59 / 10:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7921 West, latitude 19.1166 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20009wug. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17198001, us20009wug.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Añasco, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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