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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Aguadilla in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.781S, -67.504WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -67.504° West, 18.781° North, depth 19.1 km. The temblor was reported at 17:20:09 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pt19350002. Event ids that are associated: pt19350002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 22:20:09 / December 16, 2019 @ 10:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.1 km (12 miles).

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Germán, Arecibo, Maricao.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 53 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.504° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.781° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km NW of Aguadilla, 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 2019-12-16 22:20:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-16 22:26:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 284 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 13 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 pt19350002 Id of event.
Event Code 19350002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19350002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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