A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.8 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/21 / 2021-03-09 04:43:59 / March 9, 2021 @ 4:43 am. The temblor was reported at 04:43:59 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 8.8 km, -65.261° West, 18.961° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt21068000. Id of event: pt21068000.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carolina, Naguabo, Santa Barbara (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop).
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 six, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 72 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.
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