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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Vieques in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.1494S, -65.5866WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 84 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico (52 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.5866 West, latitude 19.1494 North, depth = 54 km. Event id: pr17104040. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104040. The epicenter was at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:33:44 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 12:33:44 / April 14, 2017 @ 12:33 pm.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 84 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.5866° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1494° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km 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 12:33:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-14 12:53:36 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 178 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.88484055 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 244.8 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 pr17104040 Id of event.
Event Code 17104040 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17104040, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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