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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Rincón in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.5446S, -67.5796WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Rincón in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 07:16:28 / February 21, 2021 @ 7:16 am. Exact location, longitude -67.5796° West, latitude 18.5446° North, depth = 14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2021052001. Event ids that are associated: pr2021052001. The temblor was detected at 07:16:28 / 7:16 am (local time epicenter).

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 Hatillo, Lares, Lajas. Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 41 km WNW of Rincón, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5796° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5446° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41 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 2021-02-21 07:16:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-21 07:51:56 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 158 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 0.189 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 186 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 pr2021052001 Id of event.
Event Code 2021052001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021052001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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