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Minor earthquake 3.58 mag, 4 km ENE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9925S, -67.004WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.58 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dgy5, pr2021043003. Id of event: pr2021043003. The temblor was reported at 10:05:42 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 10:05:42 / February 12, 2021 @ 10:05 am. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -67.004° West, 17.9925° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Corozal, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 4 km ENE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.58 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.004° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9925° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km ENE of La Parguera, 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 2021-02-12 10:05:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-12 10:51:38 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 2.715 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 197 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0464 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 pr2021043003 Id of event.
Event Code 2021043003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dgy5,pr2021043003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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