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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near Loiza in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.915S, -65.8615WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Loiza in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 18:52:53 / October 12, 2015 @ 6:52 pm. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:52:53 / 2:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.8615° West, latitude 18.915° North, depth = 26 km. Event id: pr15285007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15285007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Naranjito, Naguabo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 53 km N of Loiza, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.8615° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.915° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km N of Loiza, 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 2015-10-12 18:52:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-12 19:47:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 158 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 0.63780385 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 219.6 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 pr15285007 Id of event.
Event Code 15285007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15285007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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