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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag was detected near Emajagua in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.7737S, -65.7058WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 09:50:35 / 9:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10.6 km, -65.7058° West, 17.7737° North. Id of earthquake: us7000crik. Event ids that are associated: us7000crik. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.6 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 09:50:35 / December 16, 2020 @ 9:50 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Barranquitas, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).

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

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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. 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: 31 km SE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.7058° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7737° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31 km SE of Emajagua, 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 2020-12-16 09:50:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-16 10:13:48 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 2.104 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 188 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 0.387 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us7000crik Id of event.
Event Code 7000crik An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000crik, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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