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Minor earthquake: M3.11 quake has struck near Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9593S, -66.7526WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 11:39:46 / February 12, 2020 @ 11:39 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.7526° West, latitude 17.9593° North, depth = 13 km. The temblor was detected at 07:39:46 / 7:39 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020043012. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007nrl, pr2020043012. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Bayamón, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-eight, in the past 30 days seven hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km S of Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.11 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7526° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9593° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km S of Magas Arriba, 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 2020-02-12 11:39:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-12 11:55:05 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 3.1 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 149 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1276 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 203 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 pr2020043012 Id of event.
Event Code 2020043012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007nrl,pr2020043012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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