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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Tallaboa in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8942S, -66.6794WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6794 West, latitude 17.8942 North, depth = 4.33 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:13:19 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.33 km (3 miles). Unique identifier: us700098mg. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20123050, us700098mg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 11:13:19 / May 2, 2020 @ 11:13 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Río Grande, Loíza (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 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: 11 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.6794° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8942° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SSE 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 2020-05-02 11:13:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-02 11:32:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 167 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.467 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 767 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 ,pt,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 0.163 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us700098mg Id of event.
Event Code 700098mg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20123050,us700098mg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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