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Minor earthquake, 3.13 mag was detected near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8876S, -66.8658WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020019054. Unique identifier: pr2020019054. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.8658° West, 17.8876° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 19:57:37 / January 19, 2020 @ 7:57 pm. The 3.13-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:57:37 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Naranjito, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-five, in the last 10 days five hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.13 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8658° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8876° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km 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 2020-01-19 19:57:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-24 13:14:49 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 151 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 0.0885 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 226 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 pr2020019054 Id of event.
Event Code 2020019054 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020019054, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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