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Minor earthquake: M3.56 quake has struck near Loiza in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.0758S, -65.7888WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.56 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Loiza in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019325001. Id of event: pr2019325001. The temblor was picked up at 01:33:23 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 20 km, -65.7888° West, 19.0758° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/11/19 / 2019-11-21 05:33:23 / November 21, 2019 @ 5:33 am.

The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dorado, Bayamón, Fajardo (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km N of Loiza, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.56 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.7888° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0758° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km N of Loiza, Puerto Rico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-21 05:33:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-21 06:03:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 195 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8215 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 296 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2019325001 Id of event.
Event Code 2019325001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019325001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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