A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8027 West, latitude 17.8307 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000crg6. Event ids that are associated: us6000crg6. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/11/20 / 2020-11-22 11:28:11 / November 22, 2020 @ 11:28 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:28:11 / 11:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 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 Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Caguas.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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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: 18 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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