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Minor earthquake 3.33 mag, 23 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.2711S, -67.4605WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 137 km, -67.4605° West, 18.2711° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/12/19 / 2019-12-26 09:47:46 / December 26, 2019 @ 9:47 am. Id of earthquake: pr2019360011. Event ids that are associated: pr2019360011. The epicenter was at a depth of 137 km (85 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:47:46 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Peñuelas, Arecibo, Utuado (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 23 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.33 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.4605° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2711° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 137 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km WSW of Rincon, 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 2019-12-26 09:47:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-26 12:09:41 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 171 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1149 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 223 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 pr2019360011 Id of event.
Event Code 2019360011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019360011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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