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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 14 km S of Ponce, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8828S, -66.6341WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 02:53:22 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 06:53:22 / January 27, 2020 @ 6:53 am. Exact location, longitude -66.6341° West, latitude 17.8828° North, depth = 1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20027003, us60007h1t. Unique identifier: us60007h1t. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Carolina (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days eight hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 14 km S of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.6341° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8828° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km S of Ponce, 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 2020-01-27 06:53:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-27 07:16:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 52 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.612 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 322 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 ,pt,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 0.101 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007h1t Id of event.
Event Code 60007h1t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20027003,us60007h1t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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