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Strong earthquake 6 mag, 13 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8694S, -66.8088WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8088° West, 17.8694° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:54:45 / 8:54 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006ydb. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20011058, us70006ydb. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 12:54:45 / January 11, 2020 @ 12:54 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Río Grande, Punta Santiago. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8088° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8694° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km 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 2020-01-11 12:54:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-11 13:17:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 213 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.359 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 795 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 0.124 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us70006ydb Id of event.
Event Code 70006ydb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20011058,us70006ydb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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