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Minor earthquake, 3.24 mag has occurred near Vieques in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.0301S, -65.5138WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 05:20:09 / January 9, 2021 @ 5:20 am. Event id: pr2021009007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021009007. Exact location, longitude -65.5138° West, latitude 19.0301° North, depth = 26 km. The temblor was detected at 05:20:09 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Río Grande, Loíza (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop).

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 seven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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. 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: 74 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.24 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.5138° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0301° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74 km NNE of Vieques, 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 2021-01-09 05:20:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-09 07:21:18 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.919 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 302 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 pr2021009007 Id of event.
Event Code 2021009007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021009007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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