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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 8 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.933S, -66.6755WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: us70006xgd. Event ids that are associated: pt20010001, us70006xgd. Exact location, longitude -66.6755° West, latitude 17.933° North, depth = 9.85 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.85 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:05:28 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 08:05:28 / January 10, 2020 @ 8:05 am UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Isidro, Canovanas, Santa Barbara.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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 SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.6755° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.933° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SSE 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 2020-01-10 08:05:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-10 08:19:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 45 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 344 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 0.127 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us70006xgd Id of event.
Event Code 70006xgd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20010001,us70006xgd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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