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Minor earthquake, 3.66 mag was detected near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9921S, -66.8136WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.66 (ml/mb) was reported 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8136 West, latitude 17.9921 North, depth = 13 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 19:51:38 / March 21, 2020 @ 7:51 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020081019. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020081019. The 3.66-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:51:38 / 3:51 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Guaynabo, Patillas (min 5000 pop).

Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 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: 0 km ESE of Indios, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.66 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8136° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9921° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km ESE of Indios, 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 19:51:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-21 20:51:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.082 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 206 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0678 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 pr2020081019 Id of event.
Event Code 2020081019 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020081019, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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