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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near La Parguera in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.939S, -66.98WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.98 West, latitude 17.939 North, depth = 5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20185003. Unique identifier: pt20185003. The temblor was detected at 13:54:50 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 13:54:50 / July 3, 2020 @ 1:54 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Guaynabo, Patillas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.98° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.939° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 km ESE of La Parguera, 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 2020-07-03 13:54:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-03 13:58:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 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 400 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183.599985312 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt20185003 Id of event.
Event Code 20185003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20185003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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