M 5.6 in Puerto Rico on 07 Jan 2020 11:18 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 9 Km
Lat/Lon: 18.0223 , -66.776
Event Date: 07 Jan 2020 11:18 UTC
07 Jan 2020 07:18 Local
Exposed Population: About 25000 people in MMI VII
3310000 people within 100km
Source: PRICO RS pr2020007010
Inserted at: 07 Jan 2020 13:21 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
PRICO RS 1.1 1.1
pr2020007010 Scaled population (raster) 3.21  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1289176 0 07 Jan 2020 11:18 6M, 5km N/A 3.1 million 00:05 PTWC
1289182 0 07 Jan 2020 11:18 5.8M, 10km 6.15 3.4 million 00:34 NEIC
1289196 1.1 07 Jan 2020 11:18 5.6M, 9km 6.84 3.3 million 02:02 PRICO RS
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Puerto Rico ,of Mayag?ez (population -99,999) . The alertlevel for this event is ORANGE

Intensity Population
25000 people
210000 people
450000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1289182 17.982/-66.729 5.8 10.0 6.3 07 Jan 2020 11:43 00:24 (new episode)
2 0 1289182 17.982/-66.729 5.8 10.0 6.149 07 Jan 2020 11:53 00:34 (upd of #1)
3 0.8 1289196 18.022/-66.776 5.6 9.0 6.636 07 Jan 2020 12:48 01:30 (new episode)
4 0.9 1289196 18.022/-66.776 5.6 9.0 6.675 07 Jan 2020 12:59 01:41 (upd of #3)
5 0.9 1289196 18.022/-66.776 5.6 9.0 6.664 07 Jan 2020 13:21 02:02 (upd of #4)
6 1 1289196 18.022/-66.776 5.6 9.0 6.825 07 Jan 2020 22:50 11:31 (upd of #5)
7 1.1 1289196 18.022/-66.776 5.6 9.0 6.837 08 Jan 2020 11:21 1d 00:02 (upd of #6)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Mayag?ez Puerto Rico 17000 people
Mayag?ez Puerto Rico 92000 people
Ponce Puerto Rico 130000 people
Aguadilla Puerto Rico <1000 people
Mayag?ez Puerto Rico 150000 people
Ponce Puerto Rico 130000 people
Aguadilla Puerto Rico 77000 people
Arecibo Puerto Rico 33000 people
Mayag?ez Puerto Rico 46000 people
Ponce Puerto Rico 72000 people
Aguadilla Puerto Rico 290000 people
Arecibo Puerto Rico 340000 people
Guayama Puerto Rico 360000 people
Bayamon Puerto Rico 700000 people
San Juan Puerto Rico 310000 people
Humacao Puerto Rico 96000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Guayanilla Guayanilla Puerto Rico Village 5100 people 2 km
Santo Domingo Penuelas Puerto Rico Village 3600 people 6 km
Penuelas Penuelas Puerto Rico Village - 7 km
Yauco Yauco Puerto Rico Village 19000 people 8 km
Guanica Guanica Puerto Rico Village 9200 people 15 km
Adjuntas Adjuntas Puerto Rico Village 4900 people 17 km
Ponce Ponce Puerto Rico City 150000 people 17 km
Machuchal Sabana Grande Puerto Rico Village - 17 km
Ensenada Guanica Puerto Rico Village - 18 km
Castaner Lares Puerto Rico Village - 19 km
Sabana Grande Sabana Grande Puerto Rico Village 8700 people 21 km
Coto Laurel Ponce Puerto Rico Village 3600 people 24 km
Collores Jayuya Puerto Rico Village - 26 km
Aguilita Juana Diaz Puerto Rico Village 4900 people 26 km
Luis Llorens Torres Juana Diaz Puerto Rico Village - 27 km
Utuado Utuado Puerto Rico Village 9800 people 28 km
San German San German Puerto Rico Village 12000 people 29 km
Juana Diaz Juana Diaz Puerto Rico Village 9600 people 29 km
Jayuya Jayuya Puerto Rico Village 3500 people 29 km
Pastillo Juana Diaz Puerto Rico Village 3800 people 30 km
Lajas Lajas Puerto Rico Village 5000 people 30 km
Lares Lares Puerto Rico Village 7000 people 32 km
Las Vegas Mayaguez Puerto Rico Village - 33 km
Rosario San German Puerto Rico Village - 36 km
Rio Canas Juana Diaz Puerto Rico Village - 37 km
Hormigueros Hormigueros Puerto Rico Village 12000 people 39 km
La Esperanza Arecibo Puerto Rico Village - 40 km
Cabo Rojo Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico Village 10000 people 40 km
Santa Isabel Santa Isabel Puerto Rico Village 6900 people 40 km
Boqueron Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico Village 2000 people 42 km
San Sebastian San Sebastian Puerto Rico Village 11000 people 42 km
Mayagnez Mayaguez Puerto Rico Village 78000 people 44 km
Florida Florida Puerto Rico Village 5600 people 44 km
Rojo Cabo Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico Village - 45 km
Coamo Coamo Puerto Rico Village 12000 people 45 km
Allende Arecibo Puerto Rico Village - 46 km
Bajadero Arecibo Puerto Rico Village 3800 people 46 km
Ciales Ciales Puerto Rico Village 3000 people 47 km
Domingo Ruiz Arecibo Puerto Rico Village - 48 km
Anasco Anasco Puerto Rico Village 5800 people 49 km
Botijas Orocovis Puerto Rico Village - 50 km
Arecibo Arecibo Puerto Rico Village 49000 people 50 km
Salinas Salinas Puerto Rico Village 6100 people 51 km
Imbery Barceloneta Puerto Rico Village - 52 km
Hatillo Hatillo Puerto Rico Village 5300 people 52 km
Camuy Camuy Puerto Rico Village 4000 people 52 km
Barranquitas Barranquitas Puerto Rico Village 2900 people 53 km
Coco Salinas Puerto Rico Village 5800 people 55 km
Moca Moca Puerto Rico Village 4700 people 55 km
Manati Manati Puerto Rico Village 16000 people 55 km
Luyando Aguada Puerto Rico Village 3500 people 55 km
Aibonito Aibonito Puerto Rico Village 9200 people 56 km
Coqui Salinas Puerto Rico Village - 58 km
Victoria Aguadilla Puerto Rico Village - 59 km
Aguada Aguada Puerto Rico Village 3800 people 59 km
Isabela Isabela Puerto Rico Village 12000 people 59 km
San Felipe Salinas Puerto Rico Village - 60 km
Corozal Corozal Puerto Rico Village 11000 people 60 km
Vega Baja Vega Baja Puerto Rico Village 28000 people 62 km
Monserrate Vega Baja Puerto Rico Village 2700 people 64 km
Vega Alta Vega Alta Puerto Rico Village 11000 people 65 km
Jobos Guayama Puerto Rico Village 3400 people 65 km
Cayey Cayey Puerto Rico Village 19000 people 65 km
Ceiba Vega Alta Puerto Rico Village 3600 people 65 km
Cidra Cidra Puerto Rico Village 4800 people 68 km
Toa Alta Toa Alta Puerto Rico Village 4300 people 69 km
San Antonio Dorado Puerto Rico Village 6400 people 69 km
Pajaros Toa Alta Puerto Rico Village - 70 km
Guayama Guayama Puerto Rico Village 21000 people 70 km
San Jose Toa Baja Puerto Rico Village - 70 km
Campanilla Toa Baja Puerto Rico Village 7700 people 72 km
Bayamon Cidra Puerto Rico Village 1600 people 72 km
Candelaria Toa Baja Puerto Rico Village 17000 people 73 km
Dorado Dorado Puerto Rico Village 12000 people 73 km
Candelaria Arenas Toa Baja Puerto Rico Village 5800 people 74 km
Ingenio Toa Baja Puerto Rico Village 5600 people 75 km
Aguas Buenas Aguas Buenas Puerto Rico Village 4300 people 76 km
Bayamon Bayamon Puerto Rico City 200000 people 76 km
Sabana Seca Toa Baja Puerto Rico Village 6200 people 77 km
Levittown Toa Baja Puerto Rico Village 30000 people 79 km
Guaynabo Guaynabo Puerto Rico City 78000 people 81 km
Caguas Caguas Puerto Rico Village 88000 people 81 km
Rio Piedras San Juan Puerto Rico Village - 87 km
Gurabo Gurabo Puerto Rico Village 9000 people 88 km
San Lorenzo San Lorenzo Puerto Rico Village 8900 people 88 km
Trujillo Alto Trujillo Alto Puerto Rico Village 50000 people 89 km
San Juan San Juan Puerto Rico Capital 420000 people 89 km
Juncos Juncos Puerto Rico Village 8900 people 93 km
Carolina Carolina Puerto Rico Major city 160000 people 94 km
Santa Barbara Canovanas Puerto Rico Village - 100 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Mercedita PSE 9 Civ. Paved Yes 6900
Orama-Layuya 446 0
Baxter-San German 64 0
Fort Allen 6 0
Parguera 10 0
Lajas Airpark 9 0
Santa Isabel 8 0
Sabalos Ward 10 0
Boqueron 1 0
Cullingford Field 4 0
Orocovis Health Center 523 0
Eugenio Maria de Hostos MAZ 9 Civ. Paved Yes 4900
Antonio Nery Juarbe Pol ARE 7 0
Baxter-Aibonito 560 0
Labadie 137 0
Prasa - La Plata 110 0
Dorado 23 0
Bayamon Regional Hospital 34 0
Rexach Office Building 18 0
Prtc Office Building 53 0
Prasa-Barbosa 50 0
Luis Munoz Marin International SJU 3 Civ. Paved Yes 10000

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Guayanilla PRGUY Puerto Rico
Guanica Harbour PRGUX Puerto Rico
Ponce PRPSE Puerto Rico
Mayaguez PRMAZ Puerto Rico
Arecibo PRARE Puerto Rico
Las Mareas (Guayama) PRLAM Puerto Rico

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Caonillas Caonillas 1948
Toa Vaca Dam Toa Vaca 1972
Dos Bocas Rio Grande de Arecibo 1942
Guajataca Guajataca 1928
La Plata La Plata 1974
Carite La Plata 1913

More information

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