Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Minor World Earthquakes Magnitude -3.9

Minor earthquake, 3.92 mag strikes near Rincón in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.4976S, -67.5925WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Rincón in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104 km (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 18:04:06 / January 21, 2021 @ 6:04 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 104 km, -67.5925° West, 18.4976° North. The temblor was detected at 18:04:06 / 6:04 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021021008. Unique identifier: pr2021021008.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, Sabana Grande, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

Did you feel anything?

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: 40 km WNW of Rincón, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2021 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.92 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5925° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4976° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40 km WNW of Rincón, 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 2021-01-21 18:04:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-21 18:28:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 237 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 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1602 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 pr2021021008 Id of event.
Event Code 2021021008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021021008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply