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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Luquillo in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.773S, -65.4889WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17056031. Unique identifier: pr17056031. Exact location of event, longitude -65.4889 West, latitude 18.773 North, depth = 74 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:40:30 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 14:40:30 / February 25, 2017 @ 2:40 pm.

Event epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Humacao, Gurabo, Las Piedras. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 seventeen, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 50 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This data 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 -65.4889° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.773° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km NNE of Luquillo, 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 14:40:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-25 15:51:31 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 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 0.50305656 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 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 pr17056031 Id of event.
Event Code 17056031 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17056031, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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