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Minor earthquake, 3.21 mag has occurred near Esperanza in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9071S, -65.4381WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -65.4381° West, 17.9071° North, depth 11 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:24:00 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/09/20 / 2020-09-25 03:24:00 / September 25, 2020 @ 3:24 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0zs, pr2020269002. Id of event: pr2020269002. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).

The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguas Buenas, Cayey, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 21 km S of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.21 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.4381° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9071° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21 km S of Esperanza, 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 2020-09-25 03:24:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-25 05:59:15 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 159 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5945 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 337 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 pr2020269002 Id of event.
Event Code 2020269002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c0zs,pr2020269002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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