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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Puerto Real in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.1506S, -67.3771WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.3771° West, latitude 18.1506° North, depth = 3 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019248004. Event ids that are associated: pt19248050, us70005c8m, pr2019248004. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/19 / 2019-09-05 09:33:28 / September 5, 2019 @ 9:33 am. The temblor was picked up at 05:33:28 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juana Díaz, Florida, Estancias de Florida (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 10 km WNW of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.3771° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1506° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km WNW of Puerto Real, 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 2019-09-05 09:33:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-05 10:56:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 47 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 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 301 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2551 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 171 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 pr2019248004 Id of event.
Event Code 2019248004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19248050,us70005c8m,pr2019248004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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