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Minor earthquake, 3.06 mag strikes near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8228S, -66.9271WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9271 West, latitude 17.8228 North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:27:55 / 4:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020143003. Unique identifier: pr2020143003. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 08:27:55 / May 22, 2020 @ 8:27 am.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Aibonito, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.06 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9271° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8228° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km S 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 2020-05-22 08:27:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-22 08:43:04 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 144 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1597 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 238 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 pr2020143003 Id of event.
Event Code 2020143003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020143003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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