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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 47 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.7205S, -67.4844WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). Event id: pr16268001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16268001. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.4844 West, latitude 18.7205 North, depth = 51 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 03:10:19 / September 24, 2016 @ 3:10 am. The temblor was reported at 23:10:19 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Real, Hormigueros, Hatillo (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 47 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.4844° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7205° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km NW of Aguadilla, 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 2016-09-24 03:10:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 08:31:02 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 ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.66026173 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 223.2 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 pr16268001 Id of event.
Event Code 16268001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16268001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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