A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19350002, us60006se9. Id of event: us60006se9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:20:08 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.58 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 22.58 km, -67.5097° West, 18.8911° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 22:20:08 / December 16, 2019 @ 10:20 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Lares, Hormigueros (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Lares (c. 7 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days nine hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 61 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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