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Minor earthquake 3.14 mag, 31 km NNW of Hatillo, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.785S, -66.8958WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 23:36:50 / March 21, 2020 @ 11:36 pm. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:36:50 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8958 West, latitude 18.785 North, depth = 62 km. Unique identifier: pr2020081023. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020081023, us70008dsv.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Campanilla, Ingenio, San Germán (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km NNW of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.14 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8958° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.785° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km NNW of Hatillo, 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 23:36:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-22 00:25:10 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,us, 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 0.3837 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 248 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 pr2020081023 Id of event.
Event Code 2020081023 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020081023,us70008dsv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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