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



Earthquake location 18.2133S, -67.8539WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:17:21 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr15302012. Unique identifier: pr15302012. The epicenter was at a depth of 121 km (75 miles). Exact location of event, depth 121 km, -67.8539° West, 18.2133° North. Global time and date of event 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 23:17:21 / October 29, 2015 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguadilla, Hormigueros, Cabo Rojo.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred 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 2.5 to 3.2 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km WSW of Rincon, 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 -67.8539° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2133° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 121 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km WSW of Rincon, 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 2015-10-29 23:17:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-30 04:23:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.39436041 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 316.8 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 pr15302012 Id of event.
Event Code 15302012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15302012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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