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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9404S, -66.8224WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20010006, us70006xy5. Id of event: us70006xy5. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 22:26:25 / January 10, 2020 @ 10:26 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8224 West, latitude 17.9404 North, depth = 10 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:26:25 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Humacao (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days two hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8224° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9404° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 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 22:42:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 141 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.3 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 521 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 0.064 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us70006xy5 Id of event.
Event Code 70006xy5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20010006,us70006xy5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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