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Light earthquake, 4.78 mag has occurred near San Antonio in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9836S, -67.1885WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.78 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). Exact location, longitude -67.1885° West, latitude 18.9836° North, depth = 37 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006eeq, pt19333050, pr2019333005. Id of event: pr2019333005. Global time and date of event 29/11/19 / 2019-11-29 15:08:44 / November 29, 2019 @ 3:08 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.78-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:08:44 / 11:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Real, Cabo Rojo, Manatí. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 46 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.78 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.1885° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9836° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km N of San Antonio, 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 2019-11-29 15:08:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-29 16:32:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us,pt,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5219 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 pr2019333005 Id of event.
Event Code 2019333005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006eeq,pt19333050,pr2019333005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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