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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Guayama in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.962S, -66.116WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayama in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 09:08:57 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pt19071050. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19071050. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.7 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/19 / 2019-03-12 13:08:57 / March 12, 2019 @ 1:08 pm. Exact location of event, depth 11.7 km, -66.116° West, 17.962° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Lajas, San Germán (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 2 km S of Guayama, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.116° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.962° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km S of Guayama, 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 13:14:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 355 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 10 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 pt19071050 Id of event.
Event Code 19071050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19071050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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