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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 6 km SW of Liborio Negron Torres, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9947S, -66.9788WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Liborio Negron Torres in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9788° West, 17.9947° North, depth 17.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.6 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/10/20 / 2020-10-26 01:39:48 / October 26, 2020 @ 1:39 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:39:48 / 1:39 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cd4q. Unique identifier: us6000cd4q. 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 Candelaria, Candelaria Arenas, Campanilla (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 6 km SW of Liborio Negron Torres, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9788° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9947° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km SW of Liborio Negron Torres, 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 2020-10-26 01:39:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-26 01:55:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 272 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 ,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 0.067 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000cd4q Id of event.
Event Code 6000cd4q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cd4q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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