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Minor earthquake: M3.24 quake has struck near Mayagüez in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.2023S, -67.2355WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Mayagüez in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The 3.24-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:54:38 / 9:54 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2021006010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021006010. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.2355° West, 18.2023° North, depth 20 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 09:54:38 / January 6, 2021 @ 9:54 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villalba, Juana Díaz, Barceloneta.

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 one, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days three thousand and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km W of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.24 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.2355° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2023° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km W of Mayagüez, 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 2021-01-06 09:54:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-06 10:41:11 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 162 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0919 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 pr2021006010 Id of event.
Event Code 2021006010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021006010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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