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Minor earthquake, 2.82 mag was detected near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8116S, -66.836WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.836 West, latitude 17.8116 North, depth = 3 km. The temblor was detected at 02:07:47 / 2:07 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020059023. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020059023. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 06:07:47 / February 28, 2020 @ 6:07 am UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguadilla, Hatillo, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourteen, in the past 30 days four hundred and one and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.836° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8116° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km 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 2020-02-28 06:07:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-28 06:45:11 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 122 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1691 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 237 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 pr2020059023 Id of event.
Event Code 2020059023 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020059023, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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