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Minor earthquake 3.9 mag, 3 km SW of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.055S, -67.218WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:38:41 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.6 km (21 miles). Global time and date of event 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 16:38:41 / June 22, 2017 @ 4:38 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 33.6 km, -67.218° West, 18.055° North. Id of earthquake: pt17173001. Event ids that are associated: pt17173001.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Santa Isabel, Ciales. Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km SW of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.218° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.055° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SW of Puerto Real, 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 2017-06-22 16:38:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-22 16:57:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 234 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt17173001 Id of event.
Event Code 17173001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17173001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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