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Minor earthquake 3.22 mag, 26 km SE of Esperanza, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9483S, -65.2741WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2017143009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017143009. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 06:39:29 / May 23, 2017 @ 6:39 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.2741° West, 17.9483° North, depth 4 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:39:29 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, San Lorenzo, Río Grande (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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: 26 km SE of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.22 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.2741° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9483° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SE of Esperanza, 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 2017-05-23 06:39:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-25 00:43:23 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 160 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3157 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 220 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 pr2017143009 Id of event.
Event Code 2017143009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017143009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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