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Minor earthquake 2.98 mag, 18 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8066S, -66.9336WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020081006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020081006. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 04:42:35 / March 21, 2020 @ 4:42 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:42:35 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9336 West, latitude 17.8066 North, depth = 8 km.

The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Isabela, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9336° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8066° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km S 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 2020-03-21 04:42:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-21 05:00:36 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 137 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1771 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 268 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 pr2020081006 Id of event.
Event Code 2020081006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020081006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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