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Minor earthquake, 3.29 mag strikes near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.8328S, -65.3375WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/20 / 2020-11-18 12:20:40 / November 18, 2020 @ 12:20 pm. The 3.29-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:20:40 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020323009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cptn, pr2020323009. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.3375° West, 18.8328° North, depth 25 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naguabo, Cruz Bay, Santa Barbara. Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 58 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.29 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3375° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8328° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58 km N of Culebra, 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 2020-11-18 12:20:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-18 14:46:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 167 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8594 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 325 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 pr2020323009 Id of event.
Event Code 2020323009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cptn,pr2020323009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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