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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8765S, -66.8235WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 12:53:56 / January 11, 2020 @ 12:53 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.16 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006ydx. Id of event: us70006ydx. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8235 West, latitude 17.8765 North, depth = 10.16 km. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:53:56 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Baja, Patillas, Campanilla (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 13 km SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8235° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8765° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SE of Guanica, 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 2020-01-11 12:53:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-11 13:28:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 80 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.1 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 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.111 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 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 ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006ydx Id of event.
Event Code 70006ydx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006ydx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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