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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Rincon in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.2735S, -67.8294WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.8294 West, latitude 18.2735 North, depth = 7 km. Global time and date of event 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 20:36:29 / February 28, 2016 @ 8:36 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16059023. Unique identifier: pr16059023. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:36:29 / 3:36 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, Hormigueros, Cabo Rojo. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 61 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8294° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2735° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km W 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 2016-02-28 20:36:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-29 00:19:41 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.35034296 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176.4 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 pr16059023 Id of event.
Event Code 16059023 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16059023, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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