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Minor earthquake, 3.62 mag has occurred near Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9668S, -67.598WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event id: pr2020249001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bi9z, pr2020249001. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.62-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:08:14 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/09/20 / 2020-09-05 04:08:14 / September 5, 2020 @ 4:08 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.598° West, 17.9668° North.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Lares, Yauco. Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 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: 43 km W of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.62 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.598° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9668° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43 km W of Pole Ojea, 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 2020-09-05 04:08:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-05 12:10:38 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 202 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 0.4342 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 218 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 pr2020249001 Id of event.
Event Code 2020249001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bi9z,pr2020249001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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