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Minor earthquake 3.12 mag, 2 km SSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.953S, -67.0591WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:27:01 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020284017. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c7ee, pr2020284017. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/10/20 / 2020-10-10 22:27:01 / October 10, 2020 @ 10:27 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -67.0591° West, 17.953° North.

Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Manatí, Barceloneta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and fifty-four 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km SSW of La Parguera, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.12 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0591° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.953° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 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 2020-10-10 22:27:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-10 23:09:10 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 150 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 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0222 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 232 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 pr2020284017 Id of event.
Event Code 2020284017 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c7ee,pr2020284017, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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