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Minor earthquake, 3.03 mag strikes near La Parguera in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.9351S, -67.1023WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -67.1023 West, latitude 17.9351 North, depth = 11 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The 3.03-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:39:50 / 11:39 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/07/20 / 2020-07-02 11:39:50 / July 2, 2020 @ 11:39 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020184018. Event ids that are associated: pr2020184018.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Florida, Estancias de Florida, Santa Isabel (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 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: 7 km SW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.03 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.1023° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9351° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 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 2020-07-02 11:39:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-07 07:22:07 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 141 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 ,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 0.0675 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 240 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 pr2020184018 Id of event.
Event Code 2020184018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020184018, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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