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Minor earthquake, 3.75 mag strikes near Yauco in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.0176S, -66.8325WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.75 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/07/20 / 2020-07-23 21:10:43 / July 23, 2020 @ 9:10 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020205004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b2zr, pr2020205004. The temblor was reported at 21:10:43 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8325 West, latitude 18.0176 North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Caguas, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and ninety-eight 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 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 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: 2 km SE of Yauco, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.75 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8325° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0176° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km SE of Yauco, 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 2020-07-23 21:10:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-23 21:34:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 33 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 230 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 ,us,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 0.0631 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 pr2020205004 Id of event.
Event Code 2020205004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b2zr,pr2020205004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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