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A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Two hours ago, USGS reported a 4.6-magnitude earthquake in the Caribbean Sea, 31 km south of Mayaguez, Mayagüez Barrio-Pueblo, Puerto Rico at a very dhallow depth of 8.2km.

As is usual, the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised in the next hours or minutes as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Based on the preliminary seismic data, the earthquake was most likely felt by many people residing close to the epicenter. Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Parguera (pop. 1,100) located 2 km from the epicenter, Lajas (pop. 5,300) 7 km away, San German (pop. 12,100) 10 km away, Sabana Grande (pop. 9,000) 14 km away, Cabo Rojo (pop. 10,800) 15 km away, Guanica (pop. 9,200) 15 km away, and Hormigueros (pop. 11,900) 19 km away. Bayamon (pop. 203,500) located 105 km from the epicenter, and Puerto Rico (pop. 418,100) 113 km away might also have felt a weak shaking.

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