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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag has occurred near Loiza in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.607S, -65.954WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Loiza in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 75 km (47 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17033002. Unique identifier: pr17033002. Exact location of event, longitude -65.954 West, latitude 18.607 North, depth = 75 km. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:48:16 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 15:48:16 / February 2, 2017 @ 3:48 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 22 km (14 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juana Díaz, Arecibo, Jayuya (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km NNW of Loiza, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.954° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.607° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NNW of Loiza, 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 2017-02-02 15:48:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-02 16:19:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 200 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.32069856 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 208.8 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 pr17033002 Id of event.
Event Code 17033002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17033002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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