Débil terremoto magnitud 3.2 - 3 Km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico, jueves, 22 oct. 2020 -

Débil terremoto magnitud 3.2 - 3 Km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico, jueves, 22 oct. 2020

Minor magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 11 km depth

22 Oct 22:52 UTC: Primero en informar: USGS después de 15 minutos.
Update Thu, 22 Oct 2020, 23:04
Small magnitude 3.2 earthquake 95 km southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico
3.2 quake: 3 Km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico, 22 Oct 2020 22:37
3.2 quake: 3 Km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico, 22 Oct 2020 22:37
A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported only 27 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 11 km beneath the epicenter in the early evening on 22 October at 6.37 pm local time. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.1.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Indios (pop. 1,700) at a distance of 3 km with weak shaking, Maria Antonia (pop. 1,500) at a distance of 6 km with weak shaking, Bayamón (pop. 203,500) at a distance of 86 km, San Juan (pop. 418,100) at a distance of 95 km.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 22 Oct 2020 10:37:31 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 22 Oct 6:37 pm (GMT -4)
Magnitud: 3.2
Profundidad: 11.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 17,9691°N / 66,8336°W (Puerto Rico)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km al SSW de Indios (pop: 1,740)
9 km al ESE de Fuig (pop: 1,200)
15 km al SW de Peñuelas (pop: 6,850)
18 km al SE de Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960)
23 km al WSW de Ponce (pop: 152,600)
41 km al SE de Mayagüez (pop: 78,600)
328 km al E de Santo Domingo (República Dominicana) (pop: 2,201,900)
340 km al E de Santo Domingo Oeste (República Dominicana) (pop: 701,300)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 26.7°C (80 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from E
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS
Energía liberada estimada: 4 x 109 joules (1,11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0,951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 3.211 km3 Km SSW of Indios, Puerto RicoUSGS
M 2.717 kmPuerto Rico RegionEMSC

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
18.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Frailes Yauco PR / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
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