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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8043S, -66.8536WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8536 West, latitude 17.8043 North, depth = 11.83 km. Event id: us70007kl1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007kl1. The temblor was picked up at 21:34:59 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 01:34:59 / February 7, 2020 @ 1:34 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.83 km (7 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Hatillo, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and ninety and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fifty-four 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: 19 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8536° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8043° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SSE of Guanica, 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 2020-02-07 01:34:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-07 01:50:18 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 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.241 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 218 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70007kl1 Id of event.
Event Code 70007kl1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007kl1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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