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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Guánica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8948S, -66.9631WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: us7000ahjq. Event ids that are associated: pt20185004, us7000ahjq. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:49:45 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 20:49:45 / July 3, 2020 @ 8:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9631° West, 17.8948° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 111 km (69 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gurabo, San Lorenzo, San Juan (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 10 km SW of Guánica, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9631° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8948° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km SW 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 2020-07-03 20:49:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-03 21:11:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 196 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.842 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 569 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 0.107 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000ahjq Id of event.
Event Code 7000ahjq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20185004,us7000ahjq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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