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Minor earthquake, 3.17 mag was detected near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.7841S, -66.8933WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3 km (2 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007byh, pr2020021014. Unique identifier: pr2020021014. The temblor was picked up at 03:58:02 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8933° West, latitude 17.7841° North, depth = 3 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 07:58:02 / January 21, 2020 @ 7:58 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Arecibo, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 fourty-seven, in the last 10 days four hundred and four, in the past 30 days six hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8933° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7841° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km S of Guanica, 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 2020-01-21 07:58:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-22 07:04:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 155 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1915 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 248 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 pr2020021014 Id of event.
Event Code 2020021014 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007byh,pr2020021014, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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