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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 63 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.8121S, -67.5983WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007nnr, pr2020043007, pt20043001. Unique identifier: pr2020043007. Exact location of earthquake, -67.5983° West, 18.8121° North, depth 22 km. The temblor was detected at 03:01:49 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 08:01:49 / February 12, 2020 @ 8:01 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Real, Hormigueros, Las Marías (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and five and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 63 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5983° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8121° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km NW of Aguadilla, 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 2020-02-12 08:01:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-12 08:36:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 284 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 ,us,pr,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4439 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 194 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 pr2020043007 Id of event.
Event Code 2020043007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007nnr,pr2020043007,pt20043001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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