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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 0 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9685S, -66.9067WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 12:18:48 / January 14, 2020 @ 12:18 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006ctt. Unique identifier: usa0006ctt. The temblor was picked up at 08:18:48 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9067 West, latitude 17.9685 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Vega Baja, Corozal (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and sixty-two, in the last 10 days one thousand and seventy-two, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and twenty-two 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. 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: 0 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 -66.9067° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9685° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km 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 2020-01-14 12:18:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-08 07:36:37 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 0.027 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183 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 usa0006ctt Id of event.
Event Code a0006ctt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,usa0006ctt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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