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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near La Parguera in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 18.0031S, -67.0605WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Unique identifier: us60007mr3. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007mr3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:17:42 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.0605 West, latitude 18.0031 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 12:17:42 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:17 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Manatí, Orocovis (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days nine hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 3 km NNW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0605° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0031° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NNW of La Parguera, 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 2020-02-02 12:17:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-02 12:31:07 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 148 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 0.032 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us60007mr3 Id of event.
Event Code 60007mr3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007mr3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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