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Minor earthquake 3.55 mag, 44 km SSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.6061S, -67.5136WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008dd2, pr2020081004. Unique identifier: pr2020081004. The 3.55-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:28:02 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 02:28:02 / March 21, 2020 @ 2:28 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5136 West, latitude 17.6061 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maricao, Añasco, Yauco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guánica (c. 9 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 44 km SSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.55 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5136° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.6061° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km SSW 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 2020-03-21 02:28:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-21 03:40:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 194 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5687 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 289 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 pr2020081004 Id of event.
Event Code 2020081004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008dd2,pr2020081004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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