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Minor earthquake, 3.12 mag was detected near Brenas in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.4813S, -66.2683WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 112 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico (70 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.2683 West, latitude 19.4813 North, depth = 25 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/11/19 / 2019-11-23 21:01:03 / November 23, 2019 @ 9:01 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:01:03 / 5:01 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2019327015. Event ids that are associated: pr2019327015.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 112 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.12 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.2683° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.4813° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 112km N of Brenas, 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 2019-11-23 21:01:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-24 01:06:06 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 150 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.2342 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 265 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 pr2019327015 Id of event.
Event Code 2019327015 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019327015, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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