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Minor earthquake, 2.87 mag strikes near Guánica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8269S, -66.8878WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/06/20 / 2020-06-24 12:11:18 / June 24, 2020 @ 12:11 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020176018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020176018. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8878 West, latitude 17.8269 North, depth = 11 km. The temblor was reported at 12:11:18 / 12:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Morovis, Aibonito. Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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: 16 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8878° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8269° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km S of Guánica, 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 2020-06-24 12:11:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-24 12:25:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 127 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1484 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 235 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 pr2020176018 Id of event.
Event Code 2020176018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020176018, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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