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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Culebra in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.8582S, -65.3197WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 21:27:39 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 01:27:39 / September 5, 2016 @ 1:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -65.3197 West, latitude 18.8582 North, depth = 86.96 km. Unique identifier: us10006kkb. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006kkb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.96 km (54 miles).

The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loíza, Río Grande, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 61 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3197° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8582° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km 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 01:27:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-13 23:15:10 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 us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.555 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 261 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 us10006kkb Id of event.
Event Code 10006kkb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006kkb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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