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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Tallaboa in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.946S, -66.752WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.752 West, latitude 17.946 North, depth = 2 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/08/20 / 2020-08-07 03:27:00 / August 7, 2020 @ 3:27 am. The temblor was detected at 03:27:00 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pt20220050. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20220050.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Loíza, San Isidro, Canovanas. The epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 6 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.752° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.946° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km SW 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 2020-08-07 03:27:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-07 03:31:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 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 419 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 32 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 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 pt20220050 Id of event.
Event Code 20220050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20220050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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