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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 10 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8796S, -66.9393WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 05:52:32 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/06/20 / 2020-06-13 05:52:32 / June 13, 2020 @ 5:52 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9393° West, 17.8796° North, depth 13.05 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 13.05 km (8 miles). Unique identifier: us6000ab4r. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20165050, us6000ab4r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Arroyo, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. 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: 10 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9393° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8796° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km SSW of Guánica, 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 2020-06-13 05:52:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-13 06:04:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 39 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 317 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 0.134 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 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 us6000ab4r Id of event.
Event Code 6000ab4r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20165050,us6000ab4r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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