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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 20 km NE of Vieques, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.562S, -65.7014WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (mg/mb) has occurred on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 11:29:26 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 87 km (54 miles). Global time of event 09/03/15 / 2015-03-09 15:29:26 / March 9, 2015 @ 3:29 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -65.7014 West, latitude 18.562 North, depth 87 km, unique identifier, pr15068001.

Close countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Guayama, Arroyo.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.7014° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.562° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NE of Vieques, 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 2015-03-09 15:29:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-03-09 16:12:51 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 148 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3233935 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 187.2 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 pr15068001 Id of event.
Event Code 15068001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15068001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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