A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/10/19 / 2019-10-27 13:48:44 / October 27, 2019 @ 1:48 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pt19300001. Event ids that are associated: pt19300001. Exact location of earthquake, -67.24° West, 19.028° North, depth 21.5 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 21.5 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:48:44 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mayagüez, Las Marías, Lares (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lares (c. 7 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-six and in the last 365 days seven hundred and thirty-eight 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 quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 61 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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