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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Guánica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.929S, -66.925WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/06/20 / 2020-06-28 06:42:42 / June 28, 2020 @ 6:42 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:42:42 / 6:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 6.5 km, -66.925° West, 17.929° North. Event id: pt20180050. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20180050. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.5 km (4 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maunabo, Trujillo Alto, Gurabo. Earthquake epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 5 km SSW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.925° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.929° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km SSW of Guánica, 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 2020-06-28 06:42:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-28 06:47:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 432 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 39 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 pt20180050 Id of event.
Event Code 20180050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20180050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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