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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Potala Pastillo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.878S, -66.5673WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Potala Pastillo in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/06/20 / 2020-06-12 08:16:35 / June 12, 2020 @ 8:16 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.09 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.5673° West, 17.878° North, depth 1.09 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:16:35 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000aai7. Unique identifier: us6000aai7.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Levittown, Gurabo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 14 km SSW of Potala Pastillo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5673° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.878° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 km SSW of Potala Pastillo, 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 2020-06-12 08:16:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-12 08:21:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 129 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 0.14 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 206 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 us6000aai7 Id of event.
Event Code 6000aai7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000aai7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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