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

Earthquake location 18.998S, -65.4401WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/21 / 2021-01-31 20:50:37 / January 31, 2021 @ 8:50 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Unique identifier: pr2021031017. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021031017. Exact location of event, longitude -65.4401 West, latitude 18.998 North, depth = 24 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:50:37 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Grande, Culebra, Loíza (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 75 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.24 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.4401° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.998° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75 km NNE of Luquillo, 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 2021-01-31 20:50:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-31 21:19:53 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9078 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 304 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 pr2021031017 Id of event.
Event Code 2021031017 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021031017, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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