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Minor earthquake 3.3 mag, 65 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.1303S, -67.8287WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.8287 West, latitude 18.1303 North, depth = 82 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:33:14 / 8:33 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16026000. Unique identifier: pr16026000. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 01:33:14 / January 26, 2016 @ 1:33 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lajas, Moca, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 65 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8287° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1303° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82 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 2016-01-26 01:33:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-26 04:00:33 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.41681829 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 309.6 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 pr16026000 Id of event.
Event Code 16026000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16026000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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