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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 21 km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.7911S, -66.9883WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/07/20 / 2020-07-05 01:37:00 / July 5, 2020 @ 1:37 am. Event id: us7000ai4d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ai4d. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9883° West, 17.7911° North, depth 10 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:37:00 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orocovis, Hatillo, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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 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: 21 km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9883° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21 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 2020-07-05 01:37:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-05 01:43:34 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 148 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 0.185 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 256 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 us7000ai4d Id of event.
Event Code 7000ai4d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ai4d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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