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Minor earthquake 3.12 mag, 3 km NNW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.9856S, -67.064WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:17:42 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -67.064° West, 17.9856° North, depth 7 km. Unique identifier: pr2020033019. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007mr3, pr2020033019. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 12:17:42 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:17 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Manatí, Orocovis (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days nine hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 3 km NNW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.12 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.064° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9856° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 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 12:56:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 150 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0501 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 203 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 pr2020033019 Id of event.
Event Code 2020033019 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007mr3,pr2020033019, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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