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Minor earthquake 3.19 mag, 4 km SSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9356S, -67.0651WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 13:33:25 / 1:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.0651° West, latitude 17.9356° North, depth = 11 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c2kj, pr2020273012. Unique identifier: pr2020273012. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/09/20 / 2020-09-29 13:33:25 / September 29, 2020 @ 1:33 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Orocovis, Ciales (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days ninety-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 4 km SSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.19 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0651° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9356° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km SSW of La Parguera, 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 2020-09-29 13:33:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-29 14:52:04 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 157 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0397 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 237 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 pr2020273012 Id of event.
Event Code 2020273012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c2kj,pr2020273012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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