A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Dorado in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.304° West, 18.827° North, depth 28.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17230001. Id of event: pt17230001. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:13:00 / 4:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.9 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 20:13:00 / August 18, 2017 @ 8:13 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maricao, Maunabo, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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