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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag strikes near Guanica in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9373S, -66.9042WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9042 West, latitude 17.9373 North, depth = 12.2 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.2 km (8 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:01:33 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700070pv. Id of event: us700070pv. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 04:01:33 / January 16, 2020 @ 4:01 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Vega Alta, Vega Baja. Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-three, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9042° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9373° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km S 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 2020-01-16 04:01:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-16 04:24:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 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 0.044 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 204 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 us700070pv Id of event.
Event Code 700070pv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700070pv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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