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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 48 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.6082S, -67.609WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:27:49 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.609° West, latitude 18.6082° North, depth = 11 km. Unique identifier: pr17072002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17072002. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 02:27:49 / March 13, 2017 @ 2:27 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Marías, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Real (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 48 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.609° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6082° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km NW of Rincon, 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 2017-03-13 02:27:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-13 05:44:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.25332491 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 306 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 pr17072002 Id of event.
Event Code 17072002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17072002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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