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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 71 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.9099S, -67.6122WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 01:54:43 / February 14, 2016 @ 1:54 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:54:43 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.6122° West, latitude 18.9099° North, depth = 32 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16045001. Unique identifier: pr16045001.

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 Moca, Isabela, Aguada. Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 71 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.6122° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9099° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km NW of San Antonio, 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 2016-02-14 01:54:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-14 03:48:46 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 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.88484055 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 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 pr16045001 Id of event.
Event Code 16045001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16045001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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