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Minor earthquake 3.3 mag, 5 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.944S, -66.7103WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 01:43:07 / January 23, 2020 @ 1:43 am. The temblor was picked up at 21:43:07 / 9:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 12.15 km, -66.7103° West, 17.944° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.15 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us60007deq. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007deq.

Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levittown, Guaynabo, Bayamón (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-two, in the past 30 days seven hundred and two and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 5 km S of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7103° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.944° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km S 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 2020-01-23 01:43:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-23 01:51:14 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 2 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 168 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 0.05 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 196 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 us60007deq Id of event.
Event Code 60007deq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007deq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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