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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Emajagua in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 17.8244S, -65.642WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.642 West, latitude 17.8244 North, depth = 44 km. Event id: pr17107023. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17107023. The temblor was picked up at 02:00:10 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 06:00:10 / April 17, 2017 @ 6:00 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Comerío, Aibonito. Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 32 km SE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.642° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8244° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SE of Emajagua, 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 2017-04-17 06:00:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-17 08:09:00 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 138 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 0.28386763 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 270 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 pr17107023 Id of event.
Event Code 17107023 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17107023, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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