A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 20:06:39 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.73 km (2 miles). Event id: us70006s1g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19363050, us70006s1g. Exact location of earthquake, -66.816° West, 17.8727° North, depth 3.73 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 00:06:39 / December 29, 2019 @ 12:06 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 91 km (57 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), 92 km (57 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levittown, Guaynabo, Bayamón (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 13 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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