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Minor earthquake, 3.19 mag was detected near Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.1475S, -66.559166666667WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 20:38:02 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.559166666667 West, latitude 19.1475 North, depth = 21.93 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 21.93 km (14 miles). Event id: pr71453468. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr71453468. Global time and date of event 19/06/24 / 2024-06-19 20:38:02 / June 19, 2024 @ 8:38 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Vega Baja, Camuy (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days seventy-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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.19 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.559166666667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1475° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, 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 2024-06-19 20:38:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-19 20:57:48 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 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 157 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6674 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 289 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 pr71453468 Id of event.
Event Code 71453468 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr71453468, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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