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Minor earthquake, 2.81 mag was detected near Tallaboa in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9513S, -66.7271WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -66.7271° West, latitude 17.9513° North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:33:21 / 4:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 08:33:21 / February 4, 2020 @ 8:33 am. Unique identifier: pr2020035018. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020035018.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ingenio, Patillas, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 14 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days nine hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 4 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7271° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9513° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SSW of Tallaboa, 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 2020-02-04 08:33:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-04 08:47:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 121 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 0.1516 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 206 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 pr2020035018 Id of event.
Event Code 2020035018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020035018, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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