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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 12 km NNW of Camuy, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.5907S, -66.8821WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Camuy in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.8821° West, latitude 18.5907° North, depth = 78 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:33:41 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr15296003. Event ids that are associated: pr15296003. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 09:33:41 / October 23, 2015 @ 9:33 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78 km (48 miles).

Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Barranquitas, Levittown. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km NNW of Camuy, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8821° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5907° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NNW of Camuy, 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 2015-10-23 09:33:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-23 09:52:38 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.24883333 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 208.8 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 pr15296003 Id of event.
Event Code 15296003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15296003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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