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Minor earthquake: M3.04 quake has struck near Aguadilla in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.865S, -67.5926WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020036007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007itt, pr2020036007. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5926 West, latitude 18.865 North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:37:07 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 01:37:07 / February 5, 2020 @ 1:37 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, Isabela, Aguada. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.04 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5926° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.865° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km NW of Aguadilla, 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 2020-02-05 01:37:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-05 03:08:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 143 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4938 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 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 pr2020036007 Id of event.
Event Code 2020036007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007itt,pr2020036007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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