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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.8346S, -65.292WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/21 / 2021-03-09 04:44:04 / March 9, 2021 @ 4:44 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt21068000, us7000dhb7, pr2021068003. Id of event: pr2021068003. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:44:04 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -65.292 West, latitude 18.8346 North, depth = 23 km.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Lorenzo, Cataño, Gurabo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 58 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.292° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8346° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58 km N of Culebra, 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 2021-03-09 04:44:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-09 05:20:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 183 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 429 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 34 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8886 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2021068003 Id of event.
Event Code 2021068003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt21068000,us7000dhb7,pr2021068003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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