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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Ponce in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.954S, -66.5826WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.5826° West, latitude 17.954° North, depth = 18.18 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/06/20 / 2020-06-30 20:30:55 / June 30, 2020 @ 8:30 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:30:55 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000afey. Event ids that are associated: us7000afey. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.18 km (11 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Juncos, San Juan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km SE of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5826° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.954° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km SE of Ponce, 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 2020-06-30 20:30:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-30 21:58:29 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 121 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 0.087 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 189 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 us7000afey Id of event.
Event Code 7000afey An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000afey, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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