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Minor earthquake: M2.84 quake has struck near La Parguera in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.9393S, -67.0898WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Event id: pr2020184020. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020184020. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/07/20 / 2020-07-02 11:46:07 / July 2, 2020 @ 11:46 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:46:07 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.0898° West, 17.9393° North.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Florida, Estancias de Florida, Santa Isabel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).

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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 6 km SW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0898° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9393° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 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 11:46:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-07 07:19:45 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 124 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0546 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 243 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 pr2020184020 Id of event.
Event Code 2020184020 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020184020, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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