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Minor earthquake, 2.97 mag has occurred near San Antonio in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.8678S, -67.5818WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:32:29 / 11:32 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020123050. Id of event: pr2020123050. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 16:32:29 / May 2, 2020 @ 4:32 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -67.5818 West, latitude 18.8678 North, depth = 9 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moca, Isabela, Aguada (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 65 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5818° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8678° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km NW of San Antonio, 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 2020-05-02 16:32:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-04 14:50:27 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 136 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4941 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 223 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 pr2020123050 Id of event.
Event Code 2020123050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020123050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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