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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.915S, -66.832WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:45:55 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20035051. Unique identifier: pt20035051. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.832° West, 17.915° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 14:45:55 / February 4, 2020 @ 2:45 pm.

Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Humacao, Las Piedras, Carolina.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days nine hundred and ninety-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 8 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.832° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.915° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km S of Indios, 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 2020-02-04 14:45:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-04 14:48:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 432 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 16 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 Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt20035051 Id of event.
Event Code 20035051 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20035051, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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