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Minor earthquake, 3.14 mag strikes near Ceiba in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.4341S, -66.3373WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Ceiba in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.3373° West, latitude 18.4341° North, depth = 106 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 106 km (66 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017112009. Id of event: pr2017112009. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:54:01 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 11:54:01 / April 22, 2017 @ 11:54 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guánica, Sabana Grande, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km SE of Ceiba, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.14 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.3373° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4341° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SE of Ceiba, 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 2017-04-22 11:54:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-22 21:31:37 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 152 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 31.115 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 pr2017112009 Id of event.
Event Code 2017112009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017112009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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