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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag strikes near Luquillo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9918S, -65.4079WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 97 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 09:04:08 / January 10, 2016 @ 9:04 am. The temblor was detected at 05:04:08 / 5:04 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16010005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16010005. Exact location of event, longitude -65.4079 West, latitude 18.9918 North, depth = 97 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Isidro, Río Grande, Loíza (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Isidro (c. 8 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 75 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.4079° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9918° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km NNE of Luquillo, 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 2016-01-10 09:04:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-10 09:30:53 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 188 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.69080445 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 230.4 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 pr16010005 Id of event.
Event Code 16010005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16010005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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