A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:50:51 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt19350001. Unique identifier: pt19350001. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 21:50:51 / December 16, 2019 @ 9:50 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.486 West, latitude 19.057 North, depth = 5 km.
Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Rincón, Moca (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days eight hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 74 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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