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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.627S, -67.4489WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/12/16 / 2016-12-13 03:41:13 / December 13, 2016 @ 3:41 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16348001. Unique identifier: pr16348001. The epicenter was at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:41:13 / 11:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.4489 West, latitude 17.627 North, depth = 37 km.

Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yauco, Sabana Grande, Mayagüez. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-three 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 47 km SW of Pole Ojea, 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 -67.4489° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.627° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km SW of Pole Ojea, 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 2016-12-13 03:41:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-13 08:07:55 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.49587004 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 302.4 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 pr16348001 Id of event.
Event Code 16348001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16348001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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