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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag has occurred near Isabela in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9412S, -67.0081WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 00:42:34 / March 18, 2020 @ 12:42 am. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:42:34 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.0081 West, latitude 18.9412 North, depth = 24.78 km. Unique identifier: us60008him. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008him. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.78 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maricao, Mayagüez, Utuado (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 48 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0081° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9412° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km N of Isabela, 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 2020-03-18 00:42:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-18 00:52:14 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 199 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 0.481 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us60008him Id of event.
Event Code 60008him An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008him, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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