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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Emajagua in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 17.9165S, -65.6419WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr16246008. Event ids that are associated: us10006jti, pr16246008. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:55:52 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.6419 West, latitude 17.9165 North, depth = 11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 23:55:52 / September 2, 2016 @ 11:55 pm.

Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, San Juan, Coamo. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 33 km SE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.6419° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9165° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SE of Emajagua, 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 2016-09-02 23:55:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-03 01:57:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.19852768 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165.6 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 pr16246008 Id of event.
Event Code 16246008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jti,pr16246008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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