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Minor earthquake 3.2 mag, 73 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.1263S, -66.0295WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.0295° West, latitude 19.1263° North, depth = 25 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 15:54:03 / January 27, 2017 @ 3:54 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17027007. Id of event: pr17027007. The temblor was reported at 11:54:03 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Baja, Sabana Seca, Loíza. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sabana Seca (c. 6 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 73 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.0295° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1263° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km N of San Juan, 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 2017-01-27 15:54:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-27 20:22:46 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 158 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7995006 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 270 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 pr17027007 Id of event.
Event Code 17027007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17027007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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