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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8846S, -66.864WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 01:06:00 / December 29, 2019 @ 1:06 am. Id of earthquake: pr2019363002. Event ids that are associated: pt19363051, us70006s21, pr2019363002. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.864 West, latitude 17.8846 North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:06:00 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo Alto, Maunabo, San Juan (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.864° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8846° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km S 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 04:06:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 380 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.7 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 601 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1992 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 222 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 pr2019363002 Id of event.
Event Code 2019363002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19363051,us70006s21,pr2019363002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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