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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.3432S, -65.2335WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr15251001. Event ids that are associated: pr15251001. The epicenter was at a depth of 101 km (63 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/15 / 2015-09-08 01:42:26 / September 8, 2015 @ 1:42 am. The temblor was reported at 21:42:26 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 101 km, -65.2335° West, 18.3432° North.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lorenzo, Gurabo, Carolina (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km ENE of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.2335° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3432° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ENE 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 2015-09-08 01:42:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-08 03:34:04 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05839049 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 172.8 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 pr15251001 Id of event.
Event Code 15251001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15251001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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