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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Tallaboa in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8548S, -66.8686WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:26:41 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 12:26:41 / January 14, 2020 @ 12:26 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20014003, us70006zlc, pr2020014006. Id of event: pr2020014006. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8686 West, latitude 17.8548 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levittown, Guaynabo, Bayamón (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and twenty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 17 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8686° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8548° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km S of Tallaboa, 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 2020-01-14 12:26:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-14 13:03:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 172 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.9 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 410 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1208 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 231 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 pr2020014006 Id of event.
Event Code 2020014006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20014003,us70006zlc,pr2020014006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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