A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pt18356001. Event ids that are associated: pt18356001. The temblor was detected at 09:12:37 / 9:12 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 22/12/18 / 2018-12-22 14:12:37 / December 22, 2018 @ 2:12 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.621 West, latitude 18.366 North, depth = 33 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yauco, Guánica, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 39 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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