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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag strikes near Penuelas in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.0251S, -66.7725WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Penuelas in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7725° West, 18.0251° North, depth 11 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020064020, us600089bk. Unique identifier: pr2020064020. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/20 / 2020-03-04 11:11:02 / March 4, 2020 @ 11:11 am. The temblor was detected at 07:11:02 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Arroyo.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ninety-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km WSW of Penuelas, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7725° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0251° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km WSW of Penuelas, 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 2020-03-04 11:11:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-04 11:25:29 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 128 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,us, 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 0.1178 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 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 pr2020064020 Id of event.
Event Code 2020064020 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020064020,us600089bk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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