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Minor earthquake 3.28 mag, 0 km NE of Potala Pastillo, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.997S, -66.4925WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) was reported 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Potala Pastillo in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 00:39:04 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.4925 West, latitude 17.997 North, depth = 7 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 00:39:04 / December 15, 2020 @ 12:39 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cr4r, pr2020350001. Id of event: pr2020350001.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Grande, Punta Santiago, Loíza (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 0 km NE of Potala Pastillo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.28 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.4925° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.997° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0 km NE of Potala Pastillo, 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 2020-12-15 00:39:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-15 01:00:52 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 2.7 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 166 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1165 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 pr2020350001 Id of event.
Event Code 2020350001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cr4r,pr2020350001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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