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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag was detected near Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.086S, -66.4292WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.4292 West, latitude 19.086 North, depth = 40 km. The temblor was reported at 11:35:46 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16051002. Unique identifier: pr16051002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 15:35:46 / February 20, 2016 @ 3:35 pm.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Toa Alta, Candelaria (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 69 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.4292° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.086° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, 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 2016-02-20 15:35:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-20 15:56:50 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 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.61175271 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 248.4 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 pr16051002 Id of event.
Event Code 16051002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16051002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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