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Minor earthquake: M3.1 quake has struck near Culebra in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.1154S, -65.3065WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 89 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico (55 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:33:04 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.3065° West, 19.1154° North, depth 44 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16249002. Id of event: pr16249002. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 01:33:04 / September 5, 2016 @ 1:33 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 89 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 -65.3065° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1154° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km 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 2016-09-05 01:33:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-05 02:19:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 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 0.80399218 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 252 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 pr16249002 Id of event.
Event Code 16249002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16249002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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