Magnitude 5.8 - PUERTO RICO

2010 May 16 05:16:09 UTC

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Earthquake Details

Location18.229°N, 67.071°W
Depth109 km (67.7 miles)
  • 7 km (4 miles) SE (136°) from Espino, PR
  • 8 km (5 miles) ENE (68°) from Mayagüez, PR
  • 10 km (6 miles) SE (130°) from Añasco, PR
  • 54 km (33 miles) WNW (297°) from Ponce, PR
  • 103 km (64 miles) WSW (254°) from SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 3.8 km (2.4 miles); depth +/- 4.5 km (2.8 miles)
ParametersNST=268, Nph=268, Dmin=21 km, Rmss=0.82 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Event IDus2010wian
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Felt Reports

Felt (V) at Adjuntas, Aguada, Anasco, Barranquitas, Jayuya, Lares, Las Marias, Maricao, Mayaguez, Mercedita, Moca, Morovis, Ponce, San German, San Sebastian, Utuado and Villalba. Widely felt in Puerto Rico and the eastern Dominican Republic. Also felt in the Virgin Islands.

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