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Minor earthquake 3.14 mag, 9 km SW of Potala Pastillo, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.924S, -66.5481WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Potala Pastillo in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 02:20:26 / March 14, 2020 @ 2:20 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:20:26 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020074005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020074005. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5481 West, latitude 17.924 North, depth = 12 km.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carolina, Humacao, Moca.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km SW of Potala Pastillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.14 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5481° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.924° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SW of Potala Pastillo, 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 2020-03-14 02:20:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-14 02:46:40 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 152 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 0.1323 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 208 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 pr2020074005 Id of event.
Event Code 2020074005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020074005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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