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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near San Antonio in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.99S, -67.701WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.701° West, latitude 18.99° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:42:01 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020033005. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20033053, us60007mh3, pr2020033005. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 01:42:01 / February 2, 2020 @ 1:42 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, Isabela, Punta Cana. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 70 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.701° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.99° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km NW of San Antonio, 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 2020-02-02 01:42:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-02 02:56:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 131 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 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 330 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6449 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 225 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 pr2020033005 Id of event.
Event Code 2020033005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20033053,us60007mh3,pr2020033005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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