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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 13 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8643S, -66.9703WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9703° West, 17.8643° North, depth 5.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.02 km (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 13:54:49 / July 3, 2020 @ 1:54 pm. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:54:49 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000ahdr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20185003, us7000ahdr.

Epicenter of the event was 105 km (65 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaynabo, Caguas, Levittown.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and four, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9703° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8643° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 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 2020-07-03 13:54:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-03 14:13:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 143 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.2 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 505 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 0.126 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 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 us7000ahdr Id of event.
Event Code 7000ahdr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20185003,us7000ahdr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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