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Minor earthquake, 2.96 mag was detected near Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.6908S, -67.4301WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020080018. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020080018, us70008ctp. Global time and date of event 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 10:43:47 / March 20, 2020 @ 10:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.4301 West, latitude 17.6908 North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:43:47 / 5:43 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Marías, Guayanilla, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 53 km WSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.4301° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.6908° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km WSW of Pole Ojea, 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 2020-03-20 10:43:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-20 11:55:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 135 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4498 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 284 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 pr2020080018 Id of event.
Event Code 2020080018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020080018,us70008ctp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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