A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us70003fgc. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19122050, us70003fgc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.76 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 21:10:26 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.853° West, latitude 18.0229° North, depth = 22.76 km. Global time and date of event 02/05/19 / 2019-05-02 01:10:26 / May 2, 2019 @ 1:10 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Estancias de Florida, Florida (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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