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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag has occurred near Esperanza in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 17.9165S, -65.6248WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr16317004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16317004. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/11/16 / 2016-11-12 03:25:53 / November 12, 2016 @ 3:25 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:25:53 / 11:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 3 km, -65.6248° West, 17.9165° North.

Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Pájaros, Coamo. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 25 km SW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.6248° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9165° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SW of Esperanza, 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 2016-11-12 03:25:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-12 03:59:34 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 168 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 0.30991877 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169.2 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 pr16317004 Id of event.
Event Code 16317004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16317004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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