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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 7 km SE of Indios, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9448S, -66.7734WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/12/19 / 2019-12-31 23:07:43 / December 31, 2019 @ 11:07 pm. Unique identifier: us70006t08. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19365001, us70006t08. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7734° West, 17.9448° North, depth 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:07:43 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juncos, Yabucoa, Trujillo Alto. Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km SE of Indios, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7734° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9448° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SE 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 2019-12-31 23:07:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-31 23:26:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 45 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.9 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 348 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 0.186 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us70006t08 Id of event.
Event Code 70006t08 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19365001,us70006t08, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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