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Minor earthquake: M3.5 quake has struck near Vieques in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.9326S, -65.4144WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 172 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico (107 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.4144° West, 19.9326° North, depth 115 km. Event id: pr17047007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17047007. The temblor was detected at 13:41:38 / 1:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 17:41:38 / February 16, 2017 @ 5:41 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115 km (71 miles).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six 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.

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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: 172 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.4144° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.9326° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 172km NNE of Vieques, 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 2017-02-16 17:41:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-16 21:07:29 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 188 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.61966246 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 338.4 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 pr17047007 Id of event.
Event Code 17047007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17047007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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