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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag has occurred near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.739S, -66.9624WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/04/20 / 2020-04-27 08:14:11 / April 27, 2020 @ 8:14 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009d5e. Id of event: us60009d5e. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9624 West, latitude 17.739 North, depth = 24.06 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.06 km (15 miles). The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:14:11 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coco, Aguadilla, Salinas (min 5000 pop).

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 six, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days two hundred and three and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 26 km SSW of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9624° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.739° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SSW of Guanica, 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 2020-04-27 08:14:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-27 09:25:47 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 148 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 0.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 222 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 us60009d5e Id of event.
Event Code 60009d5e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009d5e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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