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Minor earthquake, 2.95 mag strikes near San Juan in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.1141S, -66.154WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/06/17 / 2017-06-03 06:03:04 / June 3, 2017 @ 6:03 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017154005. Event ids that are associated: pr2017154005. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -66.154° West, 19.1141° North. The 2.95-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:03:04 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Candelaria Arenas, Campanilla (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 71 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.154° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1141° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km N of San Juan, 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 2017-06-03 06:03:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-03 14:38:19 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 134 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7394 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 256 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 pr2017154005 Id of event.
Event Code 2017154005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017154005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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