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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.7441S, -66.9127WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70008q4y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008q4y. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/04/20 / 2020-04-06 20:17:06 / April 6, 2020 @ 8:17 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9127 West, latitude 17.7441 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 16:17:06 / 4:17 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Cayey, Guayama (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9127° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7441° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km S 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 2020-04-06 20:17:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-06 20:35:39 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 2.87 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 246 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 0.256 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 203 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 us70008q4y Id of event.
Event Code 70008q4y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008q4y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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