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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Palomas in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.0053S, -66.8495WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: us7000adx7. Event ids that are associated: pt20180052, us7000adx7. 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). Global time and date of event 28/06/20 / 2020-06-28 22:48:51 / June 28, 2020 @ 10:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.8495° West, latitude 18.0053° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:48:51 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan, Cataño, Caguas (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 thirty-five, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 2 km ESE of Palomas, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8495° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0053° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km ESE of Palomas, 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 2020-06-28 22:48:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-28 23:01:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 69 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.7 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 337 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 0.042 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us7000adx7 Id of event.
Event Code 7000adx7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20180052,us7000adx7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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