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Minor earthquake, 2.92 mag strikes near Puerto Rico region


Earthquake location 17.7853S, -66.876WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020189036. Id of event: pr2020189036. Exact location of event, longitude -66.876 West, latitude 17.7853 North, depth = 6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/07/20 / 2020-07-07 22:56:31 / July 7, 2020 @ 10:56 pm. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:56:31 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Hatillo, Morovis (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days two hundred and seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.92 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.876° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7853° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Puerto Rico region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-07 22:56:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-18 18:09:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 131 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1898 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 242 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 pr2020189036 Id of event.
Event Code 2020189036 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020189036, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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