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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Tallaboa Alta in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.0311S, -66.7027WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa Alta in Puerto Rico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000701x. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000701x. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7027 West, latitude 18.0311 North, depth = 23.44 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:34:13 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 06:34:13 / January 15, 2020 @ 6:34 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.44 km (15 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Carolina, Yabucoa. The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 2 km S of Tallaboa Alta, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7027° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0311° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km S of Tallaboa Alta, 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 2020-01-15 06:34:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-15 06:52:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 247 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 ,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 0.032 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us7000701x Id of event.
Event Code 7000701x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000701x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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