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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Esperanza in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9881S, -65.3742WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -65.3742° West, 17.9881° North, depth 28.43 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/09/15 / 2015-09-27 10:59:55 / September 27, 2015 @ 10:59 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 06:59:55 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.43 km (18 miles). Event id: us20003ph6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003ph6.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo Alto, Guayama, Caguas (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 15 km SE of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3742° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9881° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km 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 2015-09-27 10:59:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-17 06:28:20 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 us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.201 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us20003ph6 Id of event.
Event Code 20003ph6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003ph6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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