A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.356 West, latitude 19.0548 North, depth = 37.78 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.78 km (23 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19362000, us70006rtk. Id of event: us70006rtk. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:06:23 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). 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 07:06:23 / December 28, 2019 @ 7:06 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carolina, Canovanas, Santa Barbara (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Isidro (c. 8 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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