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Minor earthquake 3.5 mag, 0 km W of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.0199S, -66.7974WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7974° West, 18.0199° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us6000b9yq. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b9yq. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/08/20 / 2020-08-06 04:24:47 / August 6, 2020 @ 4:24 am. The temblor was detected at 04:24:47 / 4:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Caguas, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 0 km W of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7974° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0199° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0 km W of Guayanilla, 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 2020-08-06 04:24:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-06 04:41:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.864 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 189 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 0.027 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us6000b9yq Id of event.
Event Code 6000b9yq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b9yq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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