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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near San Antonio in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.8863S, -67.5586WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us60007me6. Event ids that are associated: pt20033050, us60007me6. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5586 West, latitude 18.8863 North, depth = 18.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 00:02:49 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:02 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 19:02:49 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.61 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hormigueros, Las Marías, Hatillo. The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5586° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8863° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km 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 00:02:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-02 00:14:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 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 301 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 0.594 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us60007me6 Id of event.
Event Code 60007me6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20033050,us60007me6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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