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Minor earthquake: M2.86 quake has struck near La Parguera in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9578S, -67.0171WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -67.0171 West, latitude 17.9578 North, depth = 7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/07/20 / 2020-07-04 00:44:14 / July 4, 2020 @ 12:44 am. The temblor was detected at 00:44:14 / 12:44 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020186016. Id of event: pr2020186016. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Manatí, Salinas (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0171° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9578° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km ESE 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 2020-07-04 00:44:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-09 19:45:49 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 126 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0295 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 213 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 pr2020186016 Id of event.
Event Code 2020186016 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020186016, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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