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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 12 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.888S, -66.786WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/01/20 / 2020-01-03 03:41:14 / January 3, 2020 @ 3:41 am. The temblor was reported at 23:41:14 / 11:41 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20003050. Unique identifier: pt20003050. Exact location of event, longitude -66.786 West, latitude 17.888 North, depth = 5 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Piedras, Juncos, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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. 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: 12 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.786° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.888° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SSE 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 2020-01-03 03:41:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-03 03:46:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 370 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 20 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 Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt20003050 Id of event.
Event Code 20003050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20003050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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