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Minor earthquake, 2.97 mag was detected near Aguadilla in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.5726S, -67.3656WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 11:34:01 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 11:34:01 / July 18, 2020 @ 11:34 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 73 km (45 miles). Event id: pr2020200022. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020200022. Exact location, longitude -67.3656° West, latitude 18.5726° North, depth = 73 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utuado, Sabana Grande, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days three thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 27 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.3656° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5726° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27 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 2020-07-18 11:34:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-01 21:40:39 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 136 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 0.2198 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 189 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 pr2020200022 Id of event.
Event Code 2020200022 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020200022, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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