A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Jobos in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/19 / 2019-03-12 13:08:55 / March 12, 2019 @ 1:08 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:08:55 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.2023° West, 17.8187° North. Event id: us1000je3l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19071050, us1000je3l. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Las Marías, Lajas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 15 km SSW of Jobos, Puerto Rico.
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