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Minor earthquake, 3.14 mag was detected near Guánica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8888S, -66.9216WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:50:04 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.9216° West, latitude 17.8888° North, depth = 11 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/07/20 / 2020-07-20 22:50:04 / July 20, 2020 @ 10:50 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020202013. Event ids that are associated: us7000as1d, pr2020202013.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Aibonito, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-four, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 9 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.14 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9216° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8888° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km S of Guánica, 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 2020-07-20 22:50:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-02 23:01:33 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 152 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 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0961 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 231 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 pr2020202013 Id of event.
Event Code 2020202013 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000as1d,pr2020202013, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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