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Minor earthquake: M3.14 quake has struck near Isabela in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.2081S, -67.0725WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 20:03:59 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 00:03:59 / December 9, 2019 @ 12:03 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 83 km (52 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -67.0725° West, 19.2081° North, depth 83 km. Unique identifier: pr2019343001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019343001.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela. Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days seven hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 78 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.14 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0725° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2081° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km N of Isabela, 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 2019-12-09 00:03:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-09 03:55:01 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 152 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9185 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 260 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 pr2019343001 Id of event.
Event Code 2019343001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019343001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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