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Light earthquake 4 mag, 61 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.628S, -67.747WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.747 West, latitude 18.628 North, depth = 0 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0 km (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17174050. Id of event: pt17174050. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:17:47 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 12:17:47 / June 23, 2017 @ 12:17 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Marías, Cabo Rojo, Quebradillas. The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 61 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.747° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.628° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km 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 2017-06-23 12:17:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-23 12:21:43 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 246 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 15 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 pt17174050 Id of event.
Event Code 17174050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17174050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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