A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.1 km (15 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 24.1 km, -65.34° West, 18.973° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 07:06:22 / December 28, 2019 @ 7:06 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 03:06:22 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pt19362000. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19362000.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naguabo, Carolina, Isabel Segunda.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-one 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 74 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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