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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Tallaboa in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.918S, -66.754WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 22:28:21 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 0.1 km, -66.754° West, 17.918° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 0.1 km (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 02:28:21 / January 11, 2020 @ 2:28 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20011050. Unique identifier: pt20011050. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Humacao (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).

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

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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: 9 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.754° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.918° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSW 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 2020-01-11 02:28:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-11 02:38:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 26 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 397 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 21 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 pt20011050 Id of event.
Event Code 20011050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20011050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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