A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Friday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:47:18 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70005qlb. Event ids that are associated: us70005qlb. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.264 West, latitude 19.0368 North, depth = 26.83 km. Global time and date of event 04/10/19 / 2019-10-04 07:47:18 / October 4, 2019 @ 7:47 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.83 km (17 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Añasco, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-one 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 62 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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