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



Earthquake location 19.538S, -66.3964WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 118 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico (73 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:15:26 / 5:15 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/05/16 / 2016-05-30 09:15:26 / May 30, 2016 @ 9:15 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.3964 West, latitude 19.538 North, depth = 39 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16151005. Unique identifier: pr16151005.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 118 km N of Brenas, 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 -66.3964° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.538° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 118km N of Brenas, 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 2016-05-30 09:15:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-30 13:44:09 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 1.23159025 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 280.8 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 pr16151005 Id of event.
Event Code 16151005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16151005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Jennifer

    This……woke me this morning. I thought someone had shaken me to wake up. After I got up, walking was like if in a rocking boat, once it stopped, I went back to bed. Was half asleep but knew something was up.

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