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Minor earthquake, 3.29 mag strikes near Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.0345S, -66.7503WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 19:54:20 / August 15, 2020 @ 7:54 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7503 West, latitude 18.0345 North, depth = 17 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:54:20 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020228005. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bfag, pr2020228005.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Patillas, Caguas (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km NE of Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.29 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7503° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0345° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km NE of Magas Arriba, 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 2020-08-15 19:54:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-15 20:23:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 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 168 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 0.1419 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 pr2020228005 Id of event.
Event Code 2020228005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bfag,pr2020228005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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