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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Vieques in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.01S, -65.7334WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico on Friday. Unique identifier: pr16036009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16036009. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 21:23:08 / February 5, 2016 @ 9:23 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:23:08 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.7334 West, latitude 19.01 North, depth = 30 km.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo Alto, Levittown, Fajardo.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 km N of Vieques, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.7334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.01° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km N of Vieques, 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 2016-02-05 21:23:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 23:59:30 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.74200842 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 316.8 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 pr16036009 Id of event.
Event Code 16036009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16036009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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