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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near Culebra in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.5625S, -65.3561WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.3561 West, latitude 18.5625 North, depth = 103 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 18:21:48 / January 12, 2016 @ 6:21 pm. Id of earthquake: pr16012009. Event ids that are associated: pr16012009. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 14:21:48 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan, Yabucoa, Road Town.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seventy-three, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 29 km NNW of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3561° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5625° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 103 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km NNW of Culebra, 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 2016-01-12 18:21:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-12 19:13:11 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 158 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.26230806 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 198 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 pr16012009 Id of event.
Event Code 16012009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16012009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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