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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag was detected near Esperanza in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.031S, -65.388WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 06:05:24 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Unique identifier: pr15275005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15275005. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 10:05:24 / October 2, 2015 @ 10:05 am. Exact location, longitude -65.388° West, latitude 18.031° North, depth = 13 km.

Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Guayama, Saint Croix (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 11 km SE of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.388° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.031° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SE of Esperanza, 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 2015-10-02 10:05:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-02 10:35:01 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.16888327 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 147.6 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 pr15275005 Id of event.
Event Code 15275005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15275005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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