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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.746S, -66.8051WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007lg3. Unique identifier: us70007lg3. The temblor was reported at 04:56:45 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 11.96 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8051° West, 17.746° North, depth 11.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 08:56:45 / February 8, 2020 @ 8:56 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Toa Alta, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-three, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 27 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8051° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.746° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km 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 2020-02-08 08:56:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-08 09:13:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.073 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 275 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 0.264 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70007lg3 Id of event.
Event Code 70007lg3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007lg3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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