Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Mayaguez, Mayagüez Barrio-Pueblo, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

dim., 18 juil. 2021, 04:01
4.7 quake 17 Jul 11:52 pm (GMT -4)
4.7 quake 17 Jul 11:52 pm (GMT -4)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred late at night on Saturday 17 July 2021 at 11:52 pm local time near Mayaguez, Mayagüez Barrio-Pueblo, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 6.4 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.

In Pole Ojea (pop. 1,800) located 8 km from the epicenter, Lajas (pop. 5,300) 14 km away, Cabo Rojo (pop. 10,800) 17 km away, San German (pop. 12,100) 18 km away, Guanica (pop. 9,200) 23 km away, Hormigueros (pop. 11,900) 23 km away, and Sabana Grande (pop. 9,000) 23 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Mayaguez (pop. 78,600) located 30 km from the epicenter, and Ponce (pop. 152,600) 53 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Aibonito (pop. 8,900) located 93 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & heure: 17 Jul 11:52 pm (GMT -4) local time (18 Jul 2021 03:52 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.7
Profondeur: 6.4 km
Épicentre latitude / longitude: 17.94°N / 67.12°W (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Source de données principale: USGS

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