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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.976S, -66.847WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 01:06:00 / December 29, 2019 @ 1:06 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.847 West, latitude 17.976 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:06:00 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). 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 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: pt19363051. Event ids that are associated: pt19363051.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Carolina, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km SW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.847° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.976° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SW of Indios, 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 2019-12-29 01:06:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-29 01:11:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 419 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 Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt19363051 Id of event.
Event Code 19363051 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19363051, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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