A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 19:35:58 / 7:35 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pt19362002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19362002. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 23:35:58 / December 28, 2019 @ 11:35 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.829 West, latitude 17.892 North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Bayamón, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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