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Minor earthquake 3.69 mag, 73 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.8918S, -67.653WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.69 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -67.653 West, latitude 18.8918 North, depth = 7 km. Event id: pr2020037010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020037010. The temblor was reported at 05:09:30 / 5:09 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/02/20 / 2020-02-06 10:09:30 / February 6, 2020 @ 10:09 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Añasco, Punta Cana, Moca.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eighty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 73 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.69 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.653° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8918° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km 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 2020-02-06 10:09:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-06 10:47:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 209 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5363 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 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 pr2020037010 Id of event.
Event Code 2020037010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020037010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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