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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag strikes near Stella in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.3141S, -67.2605WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005jnj, pr16145004. Unique identifier: pr16145004. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/05/16 / 2016-05-24 18:54:33 / May 24, 2016 @ 6:54 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:54:33 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.2605 West, latitude 18.3141 North, depth = 22 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juana Díaz, Villalba, Ciales. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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: 0 km NNE of Stella, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.2605° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3141° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km NNE of Stella, 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 2016-05-24 18:54:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-24 19:52:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 214 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.14552708 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 133.2 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr16145004 Id of event.
Event Code 16145004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005jnj,pr16145004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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