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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.0105S, -66.8188WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020025008. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20025053, us60007fx0, pr2020025008. The temblor was reported at 16:20:38 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/01/20 / 2020-01-25 20:20:38 / January 25, 2020 @ 8:20 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8188° West, 18.0105° North, depth 13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Barbara, Las Piedras, Carolina (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and seven, in the past 30 days seven hundred and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days eight hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 16 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8188° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0105° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km S of Indios, 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 20:20:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-25 20:43:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 187 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.046 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 504 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.07 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 pr2020025008 Id of event.
Event Code 2020025008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20025053,us60007fx0,pr2020025008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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