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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag was detected near Stella in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.1491S, -67.7273WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr2020228002. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bf4t, pr2020228002. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 155 km (96 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 09:30:48 / August 15, 2020 @ 9:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.7273 West, latitude 18.1491 North, depth = 155 km. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:30:48 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Sabana Grande, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 54 km WSW of Stella, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.7273° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1491° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 155 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54 km WSW of Stella, 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 09:30:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-15 10:20:07 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 199 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 0.342 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 196 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 pr2020228002 Id of event.
Event Code 2020228002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bf4t,pr2020228002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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