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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8945S, -66.8081WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:06:00 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 01:06:00 / December 29, 2019 @ 1:06 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 1 km (1 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8081° West, latitude 17.8945° North, depth = 1 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pt19363051, us70006s21. Unique identifier: us70006s21.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Juncos, Yabucoa. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8081° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8945° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km 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 01:25:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 194 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.2 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 505 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 0.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006s21 Id of event.
Event Code 70006s21 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19363051,us70006s21, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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