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Minor earthquake: M3.13 quake has struck near Aguadilla in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9675S, -67.6988WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 82 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (51 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2019346009. Event ids that are associated: pr2019346009. The 3.13-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:22:52 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.6988° West, latitude 18.9675° North, depth = 18 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/12/19 / 2019-12-12 11:22:52 / December 12, 2019 @ 11:22 am.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days ninety-six and in the last 365 days eight hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 82 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.13 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.6988° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9675° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km NW of Aguadilla, 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 2019-12-12 11:22:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-12 18:27:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 151 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 0.623 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 324 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 pr2019346009 Id of event.
Event Code 2019346009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019346009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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