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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near La Parguera in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9473S, -67.0077WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 01:09:00 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007b4h. Id of event: us60007b4h. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.61 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 18.61 km, -67.0077° West, 17.9473° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 05:09:00 / January 20, 2020 @ 5:09 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-two, in the past 30 days six hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0077° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9473° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SE of La Parguera, 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 2020-01-20 05:09:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-20 05:18:53 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 222 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.104 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007b4h Id of event.
Event Code 60007b4h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007b4h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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