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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.4088S, -66.236WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, Puerto Rico kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.236 West, latitude 18.4088 North, depth = 128 km. Event id: pr16321007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16321007. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:12:31 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 21:12:31 / November 16, 2016 @ 9:12 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yauco, Quebradillas, Guayanilla. Event epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 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 one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 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 -66.236° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4088° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 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 2016-11-16 21:12:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-17 00:02:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.38537726 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 187.2 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 pr16321007 Id of event.
Event Code 16321007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16321007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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