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 of earthquake, -66.42° West, 18.9131° North, depth 30.84 km. The temblor was reported at 16:12:57 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.84 km (19 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000a9j0. Event ids that are associated: pt17230001, us2000a9j0. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 20:12:57 / August 18, 2017 @ 8:12 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maricao, Aguada, Peñuelas. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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