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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.951S, -66.838WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -66.838° West, 17.951° North, depth 10 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:26:24 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20010006. Unique identifier: pt20010006. Global time and date of event 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 22:26:24 / January 10, 2020 @ 10:26 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Canovanas, Humacao, Santa Barbara (min 5000 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 5 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.838° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.951° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW 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 22:26:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-10 22:31:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 452 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 pt20010006 Id of event.
Event Code 20010006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20010006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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