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Minor earthquake, 3.16 mag strikes near Puerto Rico region

Earthquake location 18.6288S, -66.7376WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) strikes Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/21 / 2021-02-23 10:23:06 / February 23, 2021 @ 10:23 am. The temblor was picked up at 10:23:06 / 10:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7376 West, latitude 18.6288 North, depth = 14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Unique identifier: pr2021054008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021054008.

The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Aguas Buenas, Puerto Real (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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: Puerto Rico region.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.16 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7376° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6288° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Puerto Rico region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-23 10:23:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-23 10:41:46 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 154 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2575 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 226 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 pr2021054008 Id of event.
Event Code 2021054008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021054008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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