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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.6408S, -67.4561WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020087035. Event ids that are associated: pr2020087035, us70008hjx. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/03/20 / 2020-03-27 21:46:14 / March 27, 2020 @ 9:46 pm. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -67.4561° West, 17.6408° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:46:14 / 4:46 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Añasco, Maricao, Yauco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 58 km SW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.4561° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.6408° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km SW 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 2020-03-27 21:46:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-28 02:09:15 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 158 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5269 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 285 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 pr2020087035 Id of event.
Event Code 2020087035 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020087035,us70008hjx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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