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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 67 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.0195S, -65.678WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.678 West, latitude 19.0195 North, depth = 74 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 11:32:47 / April 14, 2017 @ 11:32 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104042. Id of event: pr17104042. The temblor was picked up at 07:32:47 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, Fajardo, Carolina (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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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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: 67 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.678° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0195° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km NNE of Vieques, 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 2017-04-14 11:32:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-14 15:59:49 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 148 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.76266968 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291.6 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 pr17104042 Id of event.
Event Code 17104042 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17104042, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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