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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.935S, -66.883WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020010060. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20010006, us70006xy5, pr2020010060. The temblor was picked up at 18:26:25 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 22:26:25 / January 10, 2020 @ 10:26 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.883° West, 17.935° North, depth 9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yabucoa, Juncos, Maunabo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.883° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.935° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km 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 2020-01-10 22:26:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-10 22:55:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 292 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.819 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 585 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0403 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 216 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 pr2020010060 Id of event.
Event Code 2020010060 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20010006,us70006xy5,pr2020010060, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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