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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Yauco in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.047S, -66.877WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 15:36:25 / January 15, 2020 @ 3:36 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.877 West, latitude 18.047 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: pt20015003. Event ids that are associated: pt20015003. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:36:25 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yabucoa, Carolina, Maunabo (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 sixteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-three, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 3 km WNW of Yauco, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.877° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.047° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km WNW of Yauco, 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 15:36:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-15 15:39:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 400 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 15 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 pt20015003 Id of event.
Event Code 20015003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20015003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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