A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayama in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 09:08:57 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pt19071050. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19071050. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.7 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/19 / 2019-03-12 13:08:57 / March 12, 2019 @ 1:08 pm. Exact location of event, depth 11.7 km, -66.116° West, 17.962° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Lajas, San Germán (min 5000 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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