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Minor earthquake: M3.37 quake has struck near Arecibo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.0775S, -66.5953WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 52 km (32 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020348017. Unique identifier: pr2020348017. The temblor was reported at 17:17:32 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/12/20 / 2020-12-13 17:17:32 / December 13, 2020 @ 5:17 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.5953° West, latitude 19.0775° North, depth = 52 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Florida, Estancias de Florida (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 km N of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.37 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5953° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0775° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68 km N of Arecibo, 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 2020-12-13 17:17:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-14 17:41:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 175 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7479 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 297 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 pr2020348017 Id of event.
Event Code 2020348017 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020348017, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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