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Minor earthquake: M2.89 quake has struck near La Parguera in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9448S, -67.0893WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/07/20 / 2020-07-01 22:10:44 / July 1, 2020 @ 10:10 pm. The temblor was reported at 22:10:44 / 10:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ag9a, pr2020183007. Unique identifier: pr2020183007. Exact location, longitude -67.0893° West, latitude 17.9448° North, depth = 11 km.

Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Florida, Santa Isabel, Estancias de Florida.

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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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. 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: 5 km SW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0893° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9448° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km SW of La Parguera, 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 2020-07-01 22:10:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-02 08:26:08 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 128 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0514 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 236 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 pr2020183007 Id of event.
Event Code 2020183007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ag9a,pr2020183007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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