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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.973S, -65.34WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.1 km (15 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 24.1 km, -65.34° West, 18.973° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 07:06:22 / December 28, 2019 @ 7:06 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 03:06:22 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pt19362000. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19362000.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naguabo, Carolina, Isabel Segunda.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-one 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 74 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.34° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.973° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km N of Culebra, 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 2019-12-28 07:06:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-28 07:10:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 312 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 24 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 190.799984736 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 pt19362000 Id of event.
Event Code 19362000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19362000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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