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Minor earthquake: M3.12 quake has struck near Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9288S, -67.1268WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 05:30:02 / 5:30 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/11/20 / 2020-11-10 05:30:02 / November 10, 2020 @ 5:30 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020315001. Unique identifier: pr2020315001. Exact location, longitude -67.1268° West, latitude 17.9288° North, depth = 5 km.

Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Florida, Santa Isabel, Estancias de Florida (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km SE of Pole Ojea, 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 -67.1268° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9288° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 km SE 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 2020-11-10 05:30:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-10 06:04:08 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 ,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 0.0795 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 242 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 pr2020315001 Id of event.
Event Code 2020315001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020315001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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