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Minor earthquake: M3 quake strikes near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.83S, -65.2218WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (mg/mb) has striked on Wednesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 03:55:15 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). Global time of event 2015-02-11 07:55:15 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -65.2218 West, latitude 18.83 North, depth 49 km.

Close countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tortola, Road Town, Ceiba.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.2218° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.83° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km N of Culebra, 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 2015-02-11 07:55:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-02-11 12:32:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 138 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5228195 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 223.2 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 pr15042005 Id of event.
Event Code 15042005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS pr15042005 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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