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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag strikes near Vieques in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.3913S, -65.3485WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 118 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico (73 miles). Global time and date of event 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 00:31:51 / October 18, 2015 @ 12:31 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr15291001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15291001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 94 km (58 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:31:51 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 94 km, -65.3485° West, 19.3913° North.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 118 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3485° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3913° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 118km NNE of Vieques, 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 2015-10-18 00:31:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-18 00:51:33 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 168 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.07887666 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 248.4 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 pr15291001 Id of event.
Event Code 15291001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15291001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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