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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near San Juan in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.2677S, -66.1057WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 88 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico (55 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/17 / 2017-02-17 01:09:14 / February 17, 2017 @ 1:09 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr17048000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17048000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.1057 West, latitude 19.2677 North, depth = 26 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:09:14 / 9:09 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This information 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 -66.1057° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2677° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km 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 2017-02-17 01:09:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-17 04:08:19 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.01868953 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291.6 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 pr17048000 Id of event.
Event Code 17048000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17048000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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