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Minor earthquake 3.17 mag, 42 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.4705S, -67.6296WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92 km (57 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017116002. Id of event: pr2017116002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/04/17 / 2017-04-26 02:19:56 / April 26, 2017 @ 2:19 am. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:19:56 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 92 km, -67.6296° West, 18.4705° North.

Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lajas, Maricao, San Germán (min 5000 pop).

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.6296° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4705° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km WNW of Rincon, 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 2017-04-26 02:19:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-27 13:02:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 155 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 0.1733 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 318 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 pr2017116002 Id of event.
Event Code 2017116002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017116002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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