M 5.9 in Puerto Rico on 11 Jan 2020 12:54 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 5 Km
Lat/Lon: 17.949 , -66.8508
Event Date: 11 Jan 2020 12:54 UTC
11 Jan 2020 08:54 Local
Exposed Population: 190000 people in MMI>=VI
2840000 people within 100km
Source: PRICO RS pr2020011010
Inserted at: 11 Jan 2020 15:10 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
PRICO RS 0.4 0.4
pr2020011010 Scaled population (raster) 2.02  
  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
1289926 0.2 11 Jan 2020 12:54 6M, 5km N/A 2.7 million 00:07 PTWC
1289928 0.1 11 Jan 2020 12:54 6M, 10km 6.3 2.8 million 00:22 NEIC
1289936 0.5 11 Jan 2020 12:54 5.9M, 10km 6.49 2.7 million 01:07 NEIC
1289948 0.4 11 Jan 2020 12:54 5.9M, 5km 6.6 2.8 million 02:15 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 GREEN

Intensity Population
<1000 people
190000 people
540000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.2 1289928 17.869/-66.809 6.0 10.0 6.359 11 Jan 2020 13:17 00:22 (new episode)
2 0.1 1289928 17.869/-66.809 6.0 10.0 6.296 11 Jan 2020 13:31 00:36 (upd of #1)
3 0.5 1289936 17.871/-66.829 5.9 10.0 6.493 11 Jan 2020 14:02 01:07 (new episode)
4 1 1289948 17.949/-66.851 5.9 5.0 6.869 11 Jan 2020 14:17 01:22 (new episode)
5 0.7 1289948 17.949/-66.851 5.9 5.0 6.72 11 Jan 2020 14:57 02:02 (upd of #4)
6 0 1289948 17.949/-66.851 5.9 5.0 6.291 11 Jan 2020 15:10 02:15 (upd of #5)
7 0.8 1289948 17.949/-66.851 5.9 5.0 6.79 11 Jan 2020 16:16 03:22 (upd of #6)
8 0.4 1289948 17.949/-66.851 5.9 5.0 6.598 12 Jan 2020 12:59 1d 00:04 (upd of #7)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Mayag?ez Puerto Rico 84000 people
Ponce Puerto Rico 100000 people
Mayag?ez Puerto Rico 220000 people
Ponce Puerto Rico 120000 people
Aguadilla Puerto Rico 120000 people
Arecibo Puerto Rico 24000 people
Mayag?ez Puerto Rico <1000 people
Ponce Puerto Rico 110000 people
Aguadilla Puerto Rico 220000 people
Arecibo Puerto Rico 300000 people
Guayama Puerto Rico 320000 people
Bayamon Puerto Rico 380000 people
Humacao Puerto Rico 64000 people
San Juan Puerto Rico 71000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Guanica Guanica Puerto Rico Village 9200 people 7 km
Ensenada Guanica Puerto Rico Village - 10 km
Yauco Yauco Puerto Rico Village 19000 people 10 km
Guayanilla Guayanilla Puerto Rico Village 5100 people 11 km
Machuchal Sabana Grande Puerto Rico Village - 14 km
Ponce Ponce Puerto Rico City 150000 people 26 km
Santo Domingo Penuelas Puerto Rico Village 3600 people 17 km
Penuelas Penuelas Puerto Rico Village - 19 km
Sabana Grande Sabana Grande Puerto Rico Village 8700 people 19 km
San German San German Puerto Rico Village 12000 people 25 km
Lajas Lajas Puerto Rico Village 5000 people 25 km
Castaner Lares Puerto Rico Village - 26 km
Adjuntas Adjuntas Puerto Rico Village 4900 people 27 km
Las Vegas Mayaguez Puerto Rico Village - 33 km
Coto Laurel Ponce Puerto Rico Village 3600 people 34 km
Rosario San German Puerto Rico Village - 34 km
Aguilita Juana Diaz Puerto Rico Village 4900 people 35 km
Cabo Rojo Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico Village 10000 people 35 km
Boqueron Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico Village 2000 people 35 km
Hormigueros Hormigueros Puerto Rico Village 12000 people 36 km
Luis Llorens Torres Juana Diaz Puerto Rico Village - 36 km
Collores Jayuya Puerto Rico Village - 37 km
Pastillo Juana Diaz Puerto Rico Village 3800 people 38 km
Juana Diaz Juana Diaz Puerto Rico Village 9600 people 38 km
Utuado Utuado Puerto Rico Village 9800 people 39 km
Mayagnez Mayaguez Puerto Rico Village 78000 people 42 km
Anasco Anasco Puerto Rico Village 5800 people 49 km
Luyando Aguada Puerto Rico Village 3500 people 56 km
Rojo Cabo Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico Village - 36 km
Lares Lares Puerto Rico Village 7000 people 39 km
Jayuya Jayuya Puerto Rico Village 3500 people 40 km
Rio Canas Juana Diaz Puerto Rico Village - 46 km
San Sebastian San Sebastian Puerto Rico Village 11000 people 46 km
Santa Isabel Santa Isabel Puerto Rico Village 6900 people 48 km
La Esperanza Arecibo Puerto Rico Village - 49 km
Coamo Coamo Puerto Rico Village 12000 people 54 km
Florida Florida Puerto Rico Village 5600 people 55 km
Bajadero Arecibo Puerto Rico Village 3800 people 56 km
Allende Arecibo Puerto Rico Village - 57 km
Moca Moca Puerto Rico Village 4700 people 57 km
Domingo Ruiz Arecibo Puerto Rico Village - 58 km
Ciales Ciales Puerto Rico Village 3000 people 59 km
Salinas Salinas Puerto Rico Village 6100 people 59 km
Aguada Aguada Puerto Rico Village 3800 people 60 km
Victoria Aguadilla Puerto Rico Village - 60 km
Botijas Orocovis Puerto Rico Village - 61 km
Aguadilla Aguadilla Puerto Rico Village 16000 people 62 km
Imbery Barceloneta Puerto Rico Village - 63 km
Caban Aguadilla Puerto Rico Village - 63 km
Coco Salinas Puerto Rico Village 5800 people 63 km
Barranquitas Barranquitas Puerto Rico Village 2900 people 63 km
Isabela Isabela Puerto Rico Village 12000 people 64 km
Aibonito Aibonito Puerto Rico Village 9200 people 65 km
Manati Manati Puerto Rico Village 16000 people 66 km
Corozal Corozal Puerto Rico Village 11000 people 72 km
Vega Baja Vega Baja Puerto Rico Village 28000 people 73 km
Cayey Cayey Puerto Rico Village 19000 people 75 km
Monserrate Vega Baja Puerto Rico Village 2700 people 75 km
Vega Alta Vega Alta Puerto Rico Village 11000 people 76 km
Ceiba Vega Alta Puerto Rico Village 3600 people 77 km
Cidra Cidra Puerto Rico Village 4800 people 78 km
Toa Alta Toa Alta Puerto Rico Village 4300 people 80 km
San Antonio Dorado Puerto Rico Village 6400 people 81 km
Pajaros Toa Alta Puerto Rico Village - 81 km
San Jose Toa Baja Puerto Rico Village - 81 km
Bayamon Cidra Puerto Rico Village 1600 people 82 km
Aguas Buenas Aguas Buenas Puerto Rico Village 4300 people 86 km
Bayamon Bayamon Puerto Rico City 200000 people 87 km
Caguas Caguas Puerto Rico Village 88000 people 92 km
Guaynabo Guaynabo Puerto Rico City 78000 people 92 km
Gurabo Gurabo Puerto Rico Village 9000 people 98 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)
Parguera 10 0
Baxter-San German 64 0
Lajas Airpark 9 0
Mercedita PSE 9 Civ. Paved Yes 6900
Boqueron 1 0
Cullingford Field 4 0
Fort Allen 6 0
Orama-Layuya 446 0
Sabalos Ward 10 0
Eugenio Maria de Hostos MAZ 9 Civ. Paved Yes 4900
Santa Isabel 8 0
Orocovis Health Center 523 0
Antonio Nery Juarbe Pol ARE 7 0
Labadie 137 0
Baxter-Aibonito 560 0
Prasa - La Plata 110 0
Bayamon Regional Hospital 34 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Guanica Harbour PRGUX Puerto Rico
Guayanilla PRGUY Puerto Rico
Ponce PRPSE Puerto Rico
Mayaguez PRMAZ Puerto Rico
Aguadilla PRBQN 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

Nuclear plants

Intensity Name Country Reactors
BONUS UNITED STATES 1

More information

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