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Minor earthquake: M3.05 quake has struck near Rincon in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.3938S, -67.3853WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 19 km, -67.3853° West, 18.3938° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 10:58:51 / March 14, 2020 @ 10:58 am. The temblor was picked up at 06:58:51 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020074021. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020074021.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayanilla, Adjuntas, Adjuntas. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 15 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.05 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.3853° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3938° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km WNW of Rincon, 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 2020-03-14 10:58:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-14 12:59:21 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 143 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0943 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 223 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 pr2020074021 Id of event.
Event Code 2020074021 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020074021, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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