A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.84 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 34.84 km, -67.5561° West, 18.7842° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 23:14:56 / December 21, 2019 @ 11:14 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:14:56 / 6:14 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006pm1. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006pm1.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Real.
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 eighty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days nine hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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