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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Estancias de Florida in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.3677S, -66.5665WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Estancias de Florida in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 00:43:46 / January 17, 2016 @ 12:43 am UTC/GMT. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:43:46 / 8:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5665 West, latitude 18.3677 North, depth = 120 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 120 km (75 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16017002. Id of event: pr16017002.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Grande, Las Piedras, Puerto Real (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 0 km ENE of Estancias de Florida, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5665° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3677° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km ENE of Estancias de Florida, 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 2016-01-17 00:43:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-17 04:44:36 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.17786643 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 172.8 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 pr16017002 Id of event.
Event Code 16017002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16017002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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