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Minor earthquake, 3.13 mag has occurred near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9386S, -65.1923WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020323085. Event ids that are associated: pr2020323085. The temblor was picked up at 12:07:26 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.1923° West, latitude 18.9386° North, depth = 40 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/11/20 / 2020-11-18 12:07:26 / November 18, 2020 @ 12:07 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Culebra. 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 twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.13 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1923° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9386° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71 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 12:07:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-03 04:47:16 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 151 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0322 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 330 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 pr2020323085 Id of event.
Event Code 2020323085 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020323085, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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