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Minor earthquake: M3.6 quake has struck near Vieques in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.7786S, -65.608WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 151 km N of Vieques, Puerto Rico (94 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -65.608° West, latitude 19.7786° North, depth = 130 km. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:40:14 / 4:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 20:40:14 / February 21, 2017 @ 8:40 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17052006. Id of event: pr17052006. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 130 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 151 km N of Vieques, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.608° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.7786° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 130 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 151km N 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 2017-02-21 20:40:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-22 00:00:22 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 199 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.49389832 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 288 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 pr17052006 Id of event.
Event Code 17052006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17052006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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