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Minor earthquake, 3.04 mag was detected near La Parguera in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.0083S, -67.0266WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Parguera in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 15:54:32 / March 24, 2020 @ 3:54 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:54:32 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020084016. Id of event: pr2020084016. Exact location, longitude -67.0266° West, latitude 18.0083° North, depth = 7 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Salinas, Morovis (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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: 4 km NNE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.04 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0266° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0083° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNE of La Parguera, 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 2020-03-24 15:54:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-24 16:15:15 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 142 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0427 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 pr2020084016 Id of event.
Event Code 2020084016 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020084016, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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