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Minor earthquake: M3.12 quake has struck near Puerto Rico region



Earthquake location 19.8285S, -67.7478WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, Puerto Rico region (0 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). Exact location of event, depth 43 km, -67.7478° West, 19.8285° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017134009. Id of event: pr2017134009. The temblor was reported at 13:59:39 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 13:59:39 / May 14, 2017 @ 1:59 pm UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and six 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.12 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.7478° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.8285° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Puerto Rico region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-14 13:59:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-18 00:55:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 150 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.4593 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 302 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 pr2017134009 Id of event.
Event Code 2017134009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017134009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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