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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Jobos in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.93S, -66.1798WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Jobos in Puerto Rico. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:08:57 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/19 / 2019-03-12 13:08:57 / March 12, 2019 @ 1:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.1798 West, latitude 17.93 North, depth = 13 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19071050, us1000je3l, pr2019071006. Id of event: pr2019071006. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Lajas, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km SSW of Jobos, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.1798° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.93° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SSW of Jobos, 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 2019-03-12 13:08:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-12 15:10:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 48 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 349 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 ,pt,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0811 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 210 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 pr2019071006 Id of event.
Event Code 2019071006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19071050,us1000je3l,pr2019071006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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