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Minor earthquake, 3.05 mag has occurred near Tallaboa in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9945S, -66.7416WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:48:56 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020225000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020225000. Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.7416° West, 17.9945° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 22:48:56 / August 12, 2020 @ 10:48 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Guaynabo, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 2 km W of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.05 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7416° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9945° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km W 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 2020-08-12 22:48:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-12 23:12:56 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 143 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.139 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 pr2020225000 Id of event.
Event Code 2020225000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020225000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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