A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/21 / 2021-03-09 04:44:04 / March 9, 2021 @ 4:44 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt21068000, us7000dhb7, pr2021068003. Id of event: pr2021068003. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:44:04 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -65.292 West, latitude 18.8346 North, depth = 23 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Lorenzo, Cataño, Gurabo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-nine 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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