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Minor earthquake, 2.94 mag was detected near Guanica in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.8271S, -66.8611WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020063010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020063010. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:33:52 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8611 West, latitude 17.8271 North, depth = 8 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 04:33:52 / March 3, 2020 @ 4:33 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela. Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km SSE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.94 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8611° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8271° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km 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 2020-03-03 04:33:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-03 05:10:23 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 133 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1491 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 260 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 pr2020063010 Id of event.
Event Code 2020063010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020063010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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