A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/10/19 / 2019-10-27 13:48:42 / October 27, 2019 @ 1:48 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -67.1668° West, 19.1269° North, depth 9.02 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.02 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 09:48:42 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us600063la. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19300001, us600063la. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Añasco, San Sebastián, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 70 km NNW of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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