Magnitude: 6.4M
Time: 01-13-2014 T04:01:24
Country: USATERRITORY

PUERTORICO

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 20km below the ground in Usaterritory on 01-13-2014 T04:01:24, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.4 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 20km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 5. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing slight damage in specially designed structures; considerable damage in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Damage would be great in poorly built structures. People could expect the dall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls.
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region_code 90
focal_depth 20
intensity 5
year 2014
eq_mag_mw 6.4
id 10068
location_name PUERTORICO
total_damage_description 1
damage_description 1
eq_primary 6.4
time 01-13-2014 T04:01:24
latitude 19.043
longitude -66.810
country USATERRITORY

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