A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -65.815 West, latitude 18.001 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:10:25 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pt19122050. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19122050. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/19 / 2019-05-02 01:10:25 / May 2, 2019 @ 1:10 am.
Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barceloneta, Estancias de Florida, Florida (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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