Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Small World Earthquakes

Minor earthquake, 3.02 mag strikes near San Antonio in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9286S, -67.2938WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -67.2938° West, 18.9286° North, depth 7 km. The temblor was reported at 05:31:13 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 05:31:13 / August 20, 2020 @ 5:31 am. Unique identifier: pr2020233001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020233001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Añasco, San Sebastián, Hatillo (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Did you feel it?

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. 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: 52 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.

Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.02 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.2938° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9286° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52 km NNW of San Antonio, 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 2020-08-20 05:31:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-20 08:15:18 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 140 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4959 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 235 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 pr2020233001 Id of event.
Event Code 2020233001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020233001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply