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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near Culebra in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.589S, -65.3195WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 10:49:37 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16117004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16117004. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 14:49:37 / April 26, 2016 @ 2:49 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.3195 West, latitude 18.589 North, depth = 70 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gurabo, Tortola, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 31 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3195° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.589° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km N 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 2016-04-26 14:49:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-26 15:09:53 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 0.28117268 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 208.8 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 pr16117004 Id of event.
Event Code 16117004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16117004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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