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Minor earthquake 3.3 mag, 125 km SW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 17.1702S, -68.0176WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 125 km SW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico (78 miles). The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:08:49 / 11:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 32 km, -68.0176° West, 17.1702° North. Global time and date of event 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 04:08:49 / January 15, 2016 @ 4:08 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). Event id: pr16015000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16015000.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 125 km SW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.0176° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.1702° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 125km SW of Pole Ojea, 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 2016-01-15 04:08:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 05:16:37 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 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.20014922 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 331.2 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 pr16015000 Id of event.
Event Code 16015000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16015000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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