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Minor earthquake: M3.3 quake has struck near Isabela in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.9409S, -66.999WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Id of earthquake: pr17056004. Event ids that are associated: pr17056004. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 04:42:03 / February 25, 2017 @ 4:42 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.999 West, latitude 18.9409 North, depth = 28 km. The temblor was reported at 00:42:03 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utuado, Florida, Estancias de Florida. Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 48 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.999° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9409° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km N of Isabela, 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 04:42:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-25 09:43:34 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 168 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.48239531 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 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 pr17056004 Id of event.
Event Code 17056004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17056004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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