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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Hatillo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.001S, -66.763WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.763 West, latitude 19.001 North, depth = 16.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 06:12:10 / July 17, 2017 @ 6:12 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.9 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:12:10 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt17198003. Unique identifier: pt17198003.

The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Adjuntas, Adjuntas, Bayamón (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.763° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.001° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km N of Hatillo, 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 2017-07-17 06:12:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-17 06:15:29 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 0 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 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 pt17198003 Id of event.
Event Code 17198003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17198003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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