A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.3 km (7 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:33:59 / 8:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 20:33:59 / June 23, 2020 @ 8:33 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 11.3 km, -67.078° West, 19.261° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20175003. Unique identifier: pt20175003.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (59 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, Moca, Arecibo. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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. 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: 84 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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