A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.3771° West, latitude 18.1506° North, depth = 3 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019248004. Event ids that are associated: pt19248050, us70005c8m, pr2019248004. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/19 / 2019-09-05 09:33:28 / September 5, 2019 @ 9:33 am. The temblor was picked up at 05:33:28 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juana Díaz, Florida, Estancias de Florida (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 10 km WNW of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico.
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