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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag was detected near Puerto Real in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.0338S, -67.8951WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 107 km (66 miles). The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:30:59 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 18:30:59 / December 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -67.8951° West, 18.0338° North, depth 107 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020361020. Unique identifier: pr2020361020.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Añasco, Aguada, Hormigueros.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, nine hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 75 km W of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8951° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0338° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75 km W of Puerto Real, 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 2020-12-26 18:30:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-28 12:37:01 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 199 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.544 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 187 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 pr2020361020 Id of event.
Event Code 2020361020 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020361020, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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