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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Stella in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.278S, -67.262WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 05:42:01 / September 26, 2016 @ 5:42 am. The temblor was reported at 01:42:01 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.262 West, latitude 18.278 North, depth = 91 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16270006. Id of event: pr16270006. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 91 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barceloneta, Ponce, Florida (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 5 km SSW of Stella, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.262° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.278° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW of Stella, 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 2016-09-26 05:42:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 07:49:45 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.19493442 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 144 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 pr16270006 Id of event.
Event Code 16270006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16270006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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