A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -67.4661° West, latitude 19.1307° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 21:50:49 / December 16, 2019 @ 9:50 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:50:49 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt19350001, us60006sd9. Unique identifier: us60006sd9.
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Rincón, Moca. Nearby 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 seven, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days eight hundred and eighty-nine 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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