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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9768S, -66.8276WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: us70008pbj. Event ids that are associated: us70008pbj. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/04/20 / 2020-04-05 16:25:21 / April 5, 2020 @ 4:25 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8276 West, latitude 17.9768 North, depth = 11.62 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.62 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 12:25:21 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Levittown, Patillas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 2 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8276° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9768° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SSW 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 2020-04-05 16:25:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-05 16:42:48 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 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.237 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 222 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.065 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70008pbj Id of event.
Event Code 70008pbj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008pbj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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