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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Aguadilla in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.8928S, -67.703WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000ar66. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ar66. Exact location, longitude -67.703° West, latitude 18.8928° North, depth = 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/07/20 / 2020-07-19 08:58:04 / July 19, 2020 @ 8:58 am. The temblor was picked up at 08:58:04 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Moca, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 77 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.703° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8928° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77 km NW of Aguadilla, 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 2020-07-19 08:58:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-19 09:06:23 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 222 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 0.702 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 206 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 us7000ar66 Id of event.
Event Code 7000ar66 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ar66, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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