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Minor earthquake, 3.13 mag strikes near Rincón in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.379S, -67.4801WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Rincón in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 07:11:47 / January 2, 2021 @ 7:11 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021002006. Unique identifier: pr2021002006. The temblor was detected at 07:11:47 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 22 km (14 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -67.4801° West, 18.379° North, depth 22 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yauco, Guánica, Hatillo.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days eighty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days three thousand, two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km W of Rincón, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.13 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.4801° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.379° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24 km W of Rincón, 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 2021-01-02 07:11:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-02 07:52:26 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 151 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0055 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 288 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 pr2021002006 Id of event.
Event Code 2021002006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021002006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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