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Strong earthquake, 6 mag was detected near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.974S, -66.821WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Event id: pt20007017. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20007017. Exact location of earthquake, -66.821° West, 17.974° North, depth 5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:18:17 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 11:18:17 / January 7, 2020 @ 11:18 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Punta Santiago, Río Grande (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 2 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.821° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.974° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km 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 11:18:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-07 11:21:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 554 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 11 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 Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt20007017 Id of event.
Event Code 20007017 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20007017, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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