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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 5 km SE of Pajaros, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.3372S, -66.1784WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Pajaros in Puerto Rico. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:25:44 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 16 km, -66.1784° West, 18.3372° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/10/16 / 2016-10-17 01:25:44 / October 17, 2016 @ 1:25 am. Event id: pr16291000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16291000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 16 km (10 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yauco, Lares, Guayanilla (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SE of Pajaros, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.1784° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3372° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SE 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 2016-10-17 01:25:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-17 04:19:44 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 0.0943231 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154.8 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 pr16291000 Id of event.
Event Code 16291000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16291000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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