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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Rincon in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 18.7758S, -67.75WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 00:25:43 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007mf5. Id of event: us60007mf5. The temblor was picked up at 19:25:43 / 7:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.75 West, latitude 18.7758 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Quebradillas, Mayagüez. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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: 71 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.75° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7758° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km NW of Rincon, 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 00:25:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-02 00:37:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 313 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 ,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 0.679 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us60007mf5 Id of event.
Event Code 60007mf5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007mf5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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