A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/21 / 2021-03-09 04:44:02 / March 9, 2021 @ 4:44 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 55.3 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -65.2962° West, 18.7647° North, depth 55.3 km. Event id: us7000dhb7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt21068000, us7000dhb7. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:44:02 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo, Cataño, San Juan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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