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Minor earthquake: M3.4 quake has struck near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.6313S, -66.8604WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 04:53:55 / February 9, 2020 @ 4:53 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007lvz. Unique identifier: us70007lvz. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8604° West, 17.6313° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 00:53:55 / 12:53 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orocovis, San Sebastián, Añasco (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-six, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 38 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8604° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.6313° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km S 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 2020-02-09 04:53:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-09 05:11:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 178 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 0.379 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 296 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 us70007lvz Id of event.
Event Code 70007lvz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007lvz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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