A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/04/20 / 2020-04-19 03:52:08 / April 19, 2020 @ 3:52 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008zpi. Unique identifier: us70008zpi. Exact location, longitude -67.1146° West, latitude 19.1373° North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:52:08 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Rincón, Arecibo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days nine hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 71 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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