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Minor earthquake: M3.1 quake has struck near Tallaboa in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9855S, -66.7338WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:36:56 / 12:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7338° West, 17.9855° North, depth 6 km. Global time and date of event 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 16:36:56 / January 15, 2020 @ 4:36 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Event id: pr2020015061. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020015061.

The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Guaynabo, Caguas (min 5000 pop).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km WSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7338° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9855° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km WSW of Tallaboa, 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 2020-01-15 16:36:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-18 19:58:59 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 148 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1398 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 189 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 pr2020015061 Id of event.
Event Code 2020015061 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020015061, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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