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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9155S, -67.0171WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:36:23 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 15:36:23 / January 15, 2020 @ 3:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -67.0171° West, latitude 17.9155° North, depth = 5 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020015008. Event ids that are associated: pt20015003, us700070a1, pr2020015008.

Epicenter of the event was 106 km (66 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Close 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 Guaynabo, Patillas, Levittown.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty-five, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km WSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0171° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9155° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WSW of Guanica, 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 15:36:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-15 16:10:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 272 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 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 560 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 0.0604 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 245 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2020015008 Id of event.
Event Code 2020015008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20015003,us700070a1,pr2020015008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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