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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag has occurred near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8796S, -66.7701WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:32:20 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.7701° West, latitude 17.8796° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20006001, us70006v7k. Id of event: us70006v7k. 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) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/20 / 2020-01-06 10:32:20 / January 6, 2020 @ 10:32 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Río Grande, Punta Santiago. Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7701° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8796° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km 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 2020-01-06 10:32:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-06 10:51:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 140 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.64 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 578 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 0.225 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 us70006v7k Id of event.
Event Code 70006v7k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20006001,us70006v7k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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