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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 10 km S of La Parguera, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8842S, -67.0453WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ahmh. Unique identifier: us7000ahmh. Exact location of event, longitude -67.0453 West, latitude 17.8842 North, depth = 7.35 km. The temblor was detected at 23:06:23 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 23:06:23 / July 3, 2020 @ 11:06 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.35 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coamo, Arecibo, Florida (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 10 km S of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0453° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8842° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km S 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 23:06:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-03 23:17:11 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 138 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 0.084 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 204 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 us7000ahmh Id of event.
Event Code 7000ahmh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ahmh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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