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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near Buff Bay in Jamaica

Earthquake location 18.2875S, -76.6227WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Buff Bay in Jamaica. Event id: us7000be50. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000be50. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -76.6227 West, latitude 18.2875 North, depth = 10 km. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:54:55 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 23:54:55 / August 27, 2020 @ 11:54 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Jamaica (c. 2 847 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Kingston (c. 937 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from New Kingston (c. 584 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Spanish Town (c. 145 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Portmore (c. 102 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from May Pen (c. 44 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hayes, Runaway Bay, May Pen (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NE of Buff Bay, Jamaica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.6227° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2875° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km NE of Buff Bay, Jamaica Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-27 23:54:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-29 22:23:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 160 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.868 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000be50 Id of event.
Event Code 7000be50 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000be50, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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