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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9328S, -67.8703WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 23:23:30 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 135 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/07/15 / 2015-07-19 04:23:30 / July 19, 2015 @ 4:23 am. Exact location, longitude -67.8703° West, latitude 17.9328° North, depth = 135 km. Unique identifier: pr15200033. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15200033.

Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabo Rojo, Puerto Real (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 72 km W of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8703° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9328° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 135 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km W of Pole Ojea, 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 2015-07-19 04:23:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-21 03:31:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.75458484 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 234 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 pr15200033 Id of event.
Event Code 15200033 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15200033, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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