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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Guayanilla in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9973S, -66.8045WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:05:25 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8045° West, 17.9973° North, depth 11 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000866j, pr2020059049. Unique identifier: pr2020059049. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 17:05:25 / February 28, 2020 @ 5:05 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Guaynabo, Patillas. Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and nineteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and ninety-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eighty-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.

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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 WSW of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8045° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9973° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km WSW 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 2020-02-28 17:05:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-28 17:28:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.508 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 229 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 0.0779 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 pr2020059049 Id of event.
Event Code 2020059049 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000866j,pr2020059049, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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