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Minor earthquake, 2.89 mag was detected near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.7953S, -66.8436WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 06:35:05 / January 20, 2020 @ 6:35 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.8436° West, 17.7953° North. The temblor was reported at 02:35:05 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020020029. Event ids that are associated: pr2020020029.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Camuy, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ten, in the last 10 days five hundred and seven, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8436° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7953° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SSE 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 2020-01-20 06:35:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-24 14:28:14 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 2.5 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 129 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1833 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 246 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 pr2020020029 Id of event.
Event Code 2020020029 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020020029, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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