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Minor earthquake: M3.2 quake has struck near Arecibo in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.9662S, -66.7017WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7017° West, 18.9662° North, depth 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17089001. Unique identifier: pr17089001. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:39:08 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 04:39:08 / March 30, 2017 @ 4:39 am.

Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Candelaria Arenas, Levittown (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 54 km N of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7017° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9662° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km N of Arecibo, 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 2017-03-30 04:39:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-30 06:37:02 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 158 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.51203971 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 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 pr17089001 Id of event.
Event Code 17089001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17089001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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