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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near San Antonio in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9912S, -67.5377WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.73 km (13 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5377 West, latitude 18.9912 North, depth = 20.73 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 02:56:14 / December 22, 2019 @ 2:56 am. The temblor was detected at 21:56:14 / 9:56 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006pp7. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19356050, us70006pp7.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Camuy, Añasco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days ninety, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days nine hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5377° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9912° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km NW 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 2019-12-22 02:56:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-22 03:29:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 285 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 0.659 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us70006pp7 Id of event.
Event Code 70006pp7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19356050,us70006pp7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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