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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.8882S, -66.515WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.515 West, latitude 18.8882 North, depth = 54 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr17062005. Event ids that are associated: pr17062005. Global time and date of event 03/03/17 / 2017-03-03 05:25:58 / March 3, 2017 @ 5:25 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 01:25:58 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Jayuya, Orocovis (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 47 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.515° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8882° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, 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 2017-03-03 05:25:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-03 07:50:39 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.58390493 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 241.2 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 pr17062005 Id of event.
Event Code 17062005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17062005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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