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Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake has struck near Vieques in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.8614S, -65.6159WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 06:08:17 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17054000. Unique identifier: pr17054000. Global time and date of event 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 10:08:17 / February 23, 2017 @ 10:08 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -65.6159° West, 18.8614° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles).

The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Las Piedras, Ingenio (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-nine 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km NNE of Vieques, 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 -65.6159° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8614° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km 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 2017-02-23 10:08:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-23 10:25:31 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6288207 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 252 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 pr17054000 Id of event.
Event Code 17054000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17054000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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