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Minor earthquake, 3.29 mag was detected near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.765S, -66.8603WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.8603° West, latitude 17.765° North, depth = 4 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 10:29:53 / February 8, 2020 @ 10:29 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007lhb, pr2020039022. Id of event: pr2020039022. The 3.29-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:29:53 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Arecibo, Camuy. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-seven, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.29 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8603° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.765° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km 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 2020-02-08 10:29:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-08 11:18:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.008 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 168 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2109 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 248 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 pr2020039022 Id of event.
Event Code 2020039022 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007lhb,pr2020039022, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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