A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 22:35:38 / December 28, 2019 @ 10:35 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8071° West, 17.9098° North. The temblor was picked up at 18:35:38 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70006s09. Event ids that are associated: pt19362001, us70006s09. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juncos, Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto. Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 9 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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