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Minor earthquake: M3.06 quake has struck near San Antonio in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.9063S, -67.5205WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:27:24 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017178004. Id of event: pr2017178004. Global time and date of event 27/06/17 / 2017-06-27 08:27:24 / June 27, 2017 @ 8:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -67.5205° West, 18.9063° North.

Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quebradillas, Moca, Rincón. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 63 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.06 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5205° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9063° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km NW of San Antonio, 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 2017-06-27 08:27:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-30 02:20:18 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 144 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5235 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 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 pr2017178004 Id of event.
Event Code 2017178004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017178004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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