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Minor earthquake, 3.28 mag was detected near Brenas in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.1538S, -66.433WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.433 West, latitude 19.1538 North, depth = 25 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020350007. Event ids that are associated: pr2020350007. The 3.28-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:46:24 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 05:46:24 / December 15, 2020 @ 5:46 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arecibo, Toa Baja, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 76 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.28 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.433° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1538° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76 km N of Brenas, 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 05:46:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-15 05:57:28 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 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 ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8686 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 278 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 pr2020350007 Id of event.
Event Code 2020350007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020350007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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