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

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1201513
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
Inserted at: 11 Jan 2020 15:10 UTC


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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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Detailed event map. European Union, 2020. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 310 | About casualties: 8 | Last hour: 0

Even the bees are fleeing their homes in quake-hit Puerto RicoWed, 15 Jan 2020 13:04:00 +0100.

They have also disrupted beekeepers' normal feeding of hives during winter months as farmers recover from quakes that collapsed hundreds of homes and caused at least one death. Thousands of Puerto Ricans are sleeping outdoors, fearful their
¿Inmunes a terremotos?Wed, 15 Jan 2020 05:45:00 +0100.

En República Dominicana nos comportamos como si la parte de la isla que habitamos, La Española, estuviera aislada del resto de la tierra y libre de riesgos de seísmos potentes. Nada importa si estos fenómenos naturales ocurren en Indonesia
Erupción volcánica en Filipinas obliga a los residentes a evacuar sus ... Wed, 15 Jan 2020 05:39:00 +0100.

En Filipinas, las autoridades están instando a casi medio millón de personas cerca de la capital, Manila, a evacuar sus hogares, después de que el volcán Taal arrojara cenizas al aire el domingo. Las autoridades advierten ahora sobre una po
Experts seek answers behind constant quakes in Puerto RicoWed, 15 Jan 2020 04:58:00 +0100.

Overall, Puerto Rico is located in a very seismically active area, with the North America and Caribbean tectonic plates converging at a rate of about 2 centimeters a year, said Gavin Hayes, a USGS research geophysicist. To the north part of

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (43), (2), NEIC (6), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),