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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Tallaboa in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8574S, -66.7315WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 04:29:49 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7315 West, latitude 17.8574 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 08:29:49 / January 7, 2020 @ 8:29 am. Event id: us70006vmc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006vmc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Barbara, Humacao, Carolina (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one thousand and fourty, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7315° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8574° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km S of Tallaboa, 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 2020-01-07 08:29:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-06 07:00:45 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 4.517 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 385 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 0.219 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us70006vmc Id of event.
Event Code 70006vmc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006vmc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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