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Minor earthquake, 3.21 mag has occurred near Espino in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.2703S, -67.0493WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Espino in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 18 km, -67.0493° West, 18.2703° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 00:17:31 / May 7, 2020 @ 12:17 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 20:17:31 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020128000. Event ids that are associated: pr2020128000, us70009bgt. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Corozal, Vega Alta. Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 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 one hundred and twenty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km E of Espino, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.21 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0493° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2703° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km E of Espino, 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 2020-05-07 00:17:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-07 00:37:58 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 159 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 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1014 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 pr2020128000 Id of event.
Event Code 2020128000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020128000,us70009bgt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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