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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag has occurred near Puerto Real in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.0331S, -67.8947WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:27:43 / 5:27 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/11/16 / 2016-11-25 22:27:43 / November 25, 2016 @ 10:27 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 59 km, -67.8947° West, 18.0331° North. Unique identifier: pr16330006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16330006.

The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabo Rojo, Rincón, Puerto Real (min 5000 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 75 km W of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8947° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0331° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km W of Puerto Real, 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 2016-11-25 22:27:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-26 00:34:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 0.52731107 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 219.6 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 pr16330006 Id of event.
Event Code 16330006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16330006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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