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



Earthquake location 17.9211S, -65.627WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/11/16 / 2016-11-12 03:17:24 / November 12, 2016 @ 3:17 am. Exact location of earthquake, -65.627° West, 17.9211° North, depth 2 km. The temblor was detected at 23:17:24 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16317003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16317003.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Cataño, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 25 km SW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This data 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 -65.627° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9211° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2 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 03:17:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-12 04:01:21 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 0.3054272 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172.8 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 pr16317003 Id of event.
Event Code 16317003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16317003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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