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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near San Juan in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.8819S, -66.2275WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 00:47:53 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17064000. Id of event: pr17064000. Exact location of event, depth 39 km, -66.2275° West, 18.8819° North. Global time and date of event 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 04:47:53 / March 5, 2017 @ 4:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jayuya, Aibonito, San Lorenzo.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 47 km NNW of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.2275° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8819° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km NNW 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 2017-03-05 04:47:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-05 05:25:01 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 178 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.49407341 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 234 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 pr17064000 Id of event.
Event Code 17064000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17064000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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