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Minor earthquake: M3.5 quake has struck near Rincon in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.1562S, -67.7894WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Id of earthquake: pr17077005. Event ids that are associated: pr17077005. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 23:12:58 / March 18, 2017 @ 11:12 pm. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:12:58 / 6:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.7894 West, latitude 18.1562 North, depth = 137 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137 km (85 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, San Germán, Lajas. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 60 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.7894° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1562° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 137 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km WSW 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 2017-03-18 23:12:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-19 03:28:33 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 188 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 0.37190253 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 198 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 pr17077005 Id of event.
Event Code 17077005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17077005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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