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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Jobos in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8187S, -66.2023WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Jobos in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/19 / 2019-03-12 13:08:55 / March 12, 2019 @ 1:08 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:08:55 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.2023° West, 17.8187° North. Event id: us1000je3l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19071050, us1000je3l. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Las Marías, Lajas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km SSW of Jobos, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.2023° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8187° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 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 13:08:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-12 13:28:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 27 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 353 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.171 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000je3l Id of event.
Event Code 1000je3l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19071050,us1000je3l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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