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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.914S, -66.841WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 25/01/20 / 2020-01-25 20:20:36 / January 25, 2020 @ 8:20 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pt20025053. Event ids that are associated: pt20025053. The temblor was picked up at 16:20:36 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.841° West, 17.914° North.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Carolina, Juncos (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days three hundred and six, in the past 30 days seven hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days eight hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 8 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.841° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.914° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SE of Maria Antonia, 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 2020-01-25 20:20:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-25 20:25:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 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 434 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 24 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 pt20025053 Id of event.
Event Code 20025053 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20025053, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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