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Minor earthquake, 3.02 mag strikes near Indios in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9765S, -66.8085WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Unique identifier: pr2020198010. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000apht, pr2020198010. The temblor was reported at 08:41:01 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8085° West, 17.9765° North, depth 13 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 08:41:01 / July 16, 2020 @ 8:41 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dorado, Campanilla, Toa Baja (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.02 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8085° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9765° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km SSE of Indios, 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 08:41:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-30 10:13:22 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 140 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 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0707 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 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 pr2020198010 Id of event.
Event Code 2020198010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000apht,pr2020198010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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