A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -66.3821 West, latitude 18.7953 North, depth = 62 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18343050, us1000i5gf, pr2018343006. Id of event: pr2018343006. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/12/18 / 2018-12-09 23:00:38 / December 9, 2018 @ 11:00 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 19:00:38 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 62 km (39 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Naguabo, Fajardo.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 33 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico.
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