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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.7052S, -67.6084WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:43:44 / 5:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 10:43:44 / March 20, 2020 @ 10:43 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -67.6084° West, 17.7052° North, depth 35 km. Unique identifier: us70008ctp. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008ctp.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mayagüez, San Germán, Hormigueros (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 53 km WSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.6084° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7052° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km WSW of Pole Ojea, 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 2020-03-20 10:43:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-20 10:52:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 138 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 0.561 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 314 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 us70008ctp Id of event.
Event Code 70008ctp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008ctp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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