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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Carrizales in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.8859S, -66.705WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Carrizales in Puerto Rico on Friday. Event id: pr17083003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008uej, pr17083003. Exact location of earthquake, -66.705° West, 18.8859° North, depth 41 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:32:02 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 18:32:02 / March 24, 2017 @ 6:32 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Mayagüez, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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. 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: 41 km N of Carrizales, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.705° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8859° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km N of Carrizales, 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 2017-03-24 18:32:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-24 19:02:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 247 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 43 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.43927617 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176.4 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr17083003 Id of event.
Event Code 17083003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008uej,pr17083003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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