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Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag strikes near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9S, -66.8WA earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20007001, at00q3qa0q. Unique identifier: at00q3qa0q. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:24:26 / 4:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Indios in Puerto Rico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.8° West, 17.9° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 08:24:26 / January 7, 2020 @ 8:24 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Ceiba, Luquillo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days eighty-five, in the past 30 days ninety-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 10 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 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 2020-01-07 08:24:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-07 08:33:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 1 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 671 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 49 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1042046 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32.399997408 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00q3qa0q Id of event.
Event Code 00q3qa0q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20007001,at00q3qa0q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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