A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -65.2656 West, latitude 19.109 North, depth = 17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 07:06:22 / December 28, 2019 @ 7:06 am. Id of earthquake: pr2019362003. Event ids that are associated: us70006rtk, pr2019362003, pt19362000. The temblor was detected at 03:06:22 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 17 km (11 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Charlotte Amalie, Culebra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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: 83 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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