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Minor earthquake, 3.07 mag strikes near Lares in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.2246S, -66.832WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Lares in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pr2020198002. Event ids that are associated: pr2020198002. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.832° West, 18.2246° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 20:02:10 / July 16, 2020 @ 8:02 pm. The temblor was picked up at 20:02:10 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Aguas Buenas, Bayamón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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: 9 km SSE of Lares, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.07 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.832° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2246° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km SSE of Lares, 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 2020-07-16 20:02:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-16 20:29:51 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 145 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 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1448 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 pr2020198002 Id of event.
Event Code 2020198002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020198002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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