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Minor earthquake: M3.17 quake has struck near San Antonio in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 18.9428S, -67.6321WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:36:18 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 12:36:18 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:36 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.6321 West, latitude 18.9428 North, depth = 22 km. Unique identifier: pr2020033022. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020033022, us60007mrb. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22 km (14 miles).

The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, Rincón, Aguadilla.

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days sixty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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: 78 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.6321° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9428° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km NW of San Antonio, 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 12:36:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-02 13:57:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 155 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,us, 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 0.5789 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 321 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 pr2020033022 Id of event.
Event Code 2020033022 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020033022,us60007mrb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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