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Minor earthquake 3.8 mag, 0 km S of Tallaboa Alta, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.0477S, -66.7008WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Tallaboa Alta in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:23:46 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.7008° West, 18.0477° North. Global time and date of event 31/01/20 / 2020-01-31 00:23:46 / January 31, 2020 @ 12:23 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60007kx7. Event ids that are associated: us60007kx7.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yabucoa, Carolina, Maunabo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-five, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days nine hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 0 km S of Tallaboa Alta, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7008° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0477° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km S of Tallaboa Alta, 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 2020-01-31 00:23:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-31 00:31:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.235 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 224 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 0.024 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us60007kx7 Id of event.
Event Code 60007kx7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007kx7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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