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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 2 km ESE of Pajaros, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.3589S, -66.194WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Pajaros in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/10/16 / 2016-10-14 01:24:24 / October 14, 2016 @ 1:24 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16288000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16288000, at00of0jwp. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 145 km (90 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Pajaros in Puerto Rico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 145 km, -66.194° West, 18.3589° North. The temblor was detected at 21:24:24 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 15 km (9 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Guánica, Sabana Grande (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km ESE of Pajaros, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.194° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3589° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 145 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ESE of Pajaros, 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 2016-10-14 01:24:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-14 01:34:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 15 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 1 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 264 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,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 63 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05749218 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 288 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr16288000 Id of event.
Event Code 16288000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16288000,at00of0jwp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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