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



Earthquake location 18.1872S, -67.8318WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 64 km, -67.8318° West, 18.1872° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16331005. Id of event: pr16331005. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/11/16 / 2016-11-26 08:16:21 / November 26, 2016 @ 8:16 am. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:16:21 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moca, Aguadilla, Hormigueros (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 63 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8318° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1872° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km WSW of Rincon, 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 2016-11-26 08:16:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-26 12:27:33 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3880722 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 194.4 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 pr16331005 Id of event.
Event Code 16331005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16331005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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