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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near La Parguera in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8846S, -66.9835WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.68 km (5 miles). Event id: us7000ahmb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ahmb. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:57:40 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9835 West, latitude 17.8846 North, depth = 8.68 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 22:57:40 / July 3, 2020 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 22 km (14 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciales, Orocovis, Salinas.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9835° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8846° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12 km SSE 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 2020-07-03 22:57:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-03 23:03:27 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 0.102 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 210 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 us7000ahmb Id of event.
Event Code 7000ahmb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ahmb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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