A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Jobos in Puerto Rico. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:08:57 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/19 / 2019-03-12 13:08:57 / March 12, 2019 @ 1:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.1798 West, latitude 17.93 North, depth = 13 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19071050, us1000je3l, pr2019071006. Id of event: pr2019071006. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Lajas, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
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 five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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