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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag strikes near Vieques in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.2063S, -65.774WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 86 km N of Vieques, Puerto Rico (53 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 13:18:22 / April 16, 2017 @ 1:18 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:18:22 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.774° West, 19.2063° North, depth 79 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 79 km (49 miles). Unique identifier: pr17106069. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17106069.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days seventy-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 86 km N of Vieques, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.774° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2063° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km N 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 2017-04-16 13:18:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-16 19:54:50 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.93245126 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 306 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 pr17106069 Id of event.
Event Code 17106069 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17106069, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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