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Minor earthquake, 2.92 mag strikes near Guayanilla in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.0183S, -66.7915WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Event id: pr2020055002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020055002. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 01:38:10 / February 24, 2020 @ 1:38 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:38:10 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7915 West, latitude 18.0183 North, depth = 14 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Seca, Arroyo, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days four hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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: 0 km SSE of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.92 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7915° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0183° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km SSE of Guayanilla, 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 2020-02-24 01:38:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-24 01:50:25 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 131 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 ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0978 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 161 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 pr2020055002 Id of event.
Event Code 2020055002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020055002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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