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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near La Parguera in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.8844S, -67.0424WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:56:50 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 20:56:50 / July 3, 2020 @ 8:56 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ahk0. Unique identifier: us7000ahk0. Exact location of earthquake, -67.0424° West, 17.8844° North, depth 13.47 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.47 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coamo, Arecibo, Florida. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 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), 26 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km S 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 -67.0424° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8844° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.47 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 20:56:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-07 16:14:24 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 0.137 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 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 us7000ahk0 Id of event.
Event Code 7000ahk0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ahk0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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