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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Puerto Rico region

Earthquake location 18.97S, -67.608WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.608 West, latitude 18.97 North, depth = 5 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 01:42:00 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 01:42:00 / February 2, 2020 @ 1:42 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pt20033053. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20033053.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Punta Cana, Añasco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: Puerto Rico region.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.608° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.97° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Puerto Rico region 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 01:42:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-02 01:47:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 27 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 Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt20033053 Id of event.
Event Code 20033053 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20033053, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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