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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near San Juan in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.9615S, -66.0185WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico on Friday. Event id: pr17055004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17055004. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:44:33 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 14:44:33 / February 24, 2017 @ 2:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.0185 West, latitude 18.9615 North, depth = 27 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gurabo, Manatí, Naranjito. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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 seven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 55 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.0185° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9615° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km 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 2017-02-24 14:44:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-24 16:15:19 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.70338087 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 324 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 pr17055004 Id of event.
Event Code 17055004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17055004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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