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Minor earthquake, 3.16 mag has occurred near Estancias de Florida in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.3313S, -66.6021WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Estancias de Florida in Puerto Rico on Friday. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:37:57 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/04/20 / 2020-04-10 06:37:57 / April 10, 2020 @ 6:37 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.6021° West, 18.3313° North, depth 125 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 125 km (78 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020101007. Id of event: pr2020101007.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Loíza, San Isidro (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 5 km SW of Estancias de Florida, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.16 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.6021° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3313° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 125 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SW of Estancias de Florida, 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 2020-04-10 06:37:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-10 07:17:12 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 154 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1526 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 99 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 pr2020101007 Id of event.
Event Code 2020101007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020101007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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