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Minor earthquake 2.84 mag, 3 km WSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9875S, -66.7508WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.7508° West, latitude 17.9875° North, depth = 14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/08/20 / 2020-08-07 04:23:59 / August 7, 2020 @ 4:23 am. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:23:59 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020220001. Event ids that are associated: us6000bafi, pr2020220001.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Seca, Ingenio, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km WSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7508° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9875° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km WSW of Tallaboa, 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 2020-08-07 04:23:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-07 04:59:41 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 124 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 0.129 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 pr2020220001 Id of event.
Event Code 2020220001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bafi,pr2020220001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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