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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8388S, -66.8751WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: pr2020035028. Event ids that are associated: pt20035051, us60007pe5, pr2020035028. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 14:45:55 / February 4, 2020 @ 2:45 pm. The temblor was detected at 10:45:55 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8751° West, 17.8388° North, depth 7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, San Lorenzo, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days nine hundred and ninety-two and in the last 365 days one thousand and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 22 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8751° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8388° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SSE of Guanica, 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 15:09:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 226 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.884 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 527 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1364 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 239 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 pr2020035028 Id of event.
Event Code 2020035028 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20035051,us60007pe5,pr2020035028, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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