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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9468S, -67.6765WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr16156009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16156009. The temblor was detected at 17:43:27 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.6765 West, latitude 17.9468 North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/06/16 / 2016-06-04 22:43:27 / June 4, 2016 @ 10:43 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maricao, Moca, Sabana Grande (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 52 km W of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico. This information 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 -67.6765° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9468° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km W of Pole Ojea, 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 2016-06-04 22:43:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-04 23:12:18 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.47341215 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291.6 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 pr16156009 Id of event.
Event Code 16156009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16156009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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