A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.3118° West, latitude 18.9466° North, depth = 42 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 20:13:00 / August 18, 2017 @ 8:13 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 42 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: pr2017230012. Ids that are associated to the event: pt17230001, us2000a9j0, pr2017230012. The temblor was picked up at 16:13:00 / 4:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Fajardo, Adjuntas.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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