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Minor earthquake: M3.3 quake has struck near Isabela in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.0046S, -66.9586WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 08:18:13 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16059018. Id of event: pr16059018. Global time and date of event 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 12:18:13 / February 28, 2016 @ 12:18 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9586 West, latitude 19.0046 North, depth = 79 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Estancias de Florida, Manatí, Rincón (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 seven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

Questions or comments?

How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9586° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0046° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km N of Isabela, 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 2016-02-28 12:18:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-28 16:31:39 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 168 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.66385499 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 262.8 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 pr16059018 Id of event.
Event Code 16059018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16059018, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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