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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Luquillo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.0729S, -65.3929WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:09:28 / 9:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr16249000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00od0b7r, pr16249000. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 01:09:28 / September 5, 2016 @ 1:09 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 39 km, -65.3929° West, 19.0729° North. A tsunami warning has been issued near Luquillo in Puerto Rico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Río Grande, Loíza, Fajardo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-eight 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 84 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3929° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0729° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-05 01:09:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-05 01:21:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 246 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 51 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.76356799 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154.8 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr16249000 Id of event.
Event Code 16249000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00od0b7r,pr16249000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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