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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 57 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.1107S, -67.739WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64 km (40 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16038000. Unique identifier: pr16038000. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 00:33:26 / February 7, 2016 @ 12:33 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -67.739° West, 18.1107° North, depth 64 km. The temblor was detected at 19:33:26 / 7:33 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Marías, San Germán, Moca. Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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: 57 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.739° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1107° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km 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 2016-02-07 00:33:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-07 00:50:38 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 148 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.36741095 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 298.8 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 pr16038000 Id of event.
Event Code 16038000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16038000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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