Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Small World Earthquakes

Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag was detected near Dorado in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9535S, -66.281WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Dorado in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/10/16 / 2016-10-31 10:36:16 / October 31, 2016 @ 10:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.281° West, 18.9535° North, depth 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:36:16 / 6:36 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16305003. Unique identifier: pr16305003.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Río Grande, Camuy. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (36 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).

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

How would you describe the shaking?

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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km N of Dorado, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.281° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9535° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km N of Dorado, 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 2016-10-31 10:36:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-31 11:03:40 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 148 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5291077 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 226.8 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 pr16305003 Id of event.
Event Code 16305003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16305003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply