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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 83 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.0548S, -65.356WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.356 West, latitude 19.0548 North, depth = 37.78 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.78 km (23 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19362000, us70006rtk. Id of event: us70006rtk. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:06:23 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 07:06:23 / December 28, 2019 @ 7:06 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carolina, Canovanas, Santa Barbara (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Isidro (c. 8 100 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 83 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.356° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0548° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km 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 07:06:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-28 07:25:53 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 340 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 1.013 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us70006rtk Id of event.
Event Code 70006rtk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19362000,us70006rtk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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