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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 1 km S of Juncos, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.2145S, -65.9213WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Juncos in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16114000. Id of event: pr16114000. Exact location, longitude -65.9213° West, latitude 18.2145° North, depth = 129 km. Global time and date of event 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 03:16:42 / April 23, 2016 @ 3:16 am UTC/GMT. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:16:42 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ponce, Jayuya, Estancias de Florida (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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 ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 1 km S of Juncos, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.9213° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2145° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 129 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km S of Juncos, 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 2016-04-23 03:16:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-23 04:03:52 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 0.08354332 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104.4 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 pr16114000 Id of event.
Event Code 16114000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16114000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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