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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 3 km ESE of Luyando, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.349S, -67.1238WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Luyando in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 132 km (82 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.1238 West, latitude 18.349 North, depth = 132 km. Event id: pr17056010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17056010. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 04:46:25 / February 25, 2017 @ 4:46 am. The temblor was reported at 00:46:25 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Orocovis, Vega Baja, Morovis (min 5000 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 five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km ESE of Luyando, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.1238° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.349° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ESE of Luyando, 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 2017-02-25 04:46:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-25 10:29:26 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1760698 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 298.8 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 pr17056010 Id of event.
Event Code 17056010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17056010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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