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Minor earthquake 3.5 mag, 25 km SE of Culebra, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.1432S, -65.122WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event id: pr16052000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16052000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 126 km (78 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 01:10:41 / February 21, 2016 @ 1:10 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 126 km, -65.122° West, 18.1432° North. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:10:41 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maunabo, Yabucoa, Río Grande. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km SE of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.122° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1432° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 126 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SE of Culebra, 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 2016-02-21 01:10:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-21 01:42:46 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 188 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.22278219 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 198 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 pr16052000 Id of event.
Event Code 16052000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16052000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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