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Minor earthquake, 3.01 mag has occurred near Puerto Rico region



Earthquake location 19.1491S, -65.3875WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, Puerto Rico region (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017183015. Id of event: pr2017183015. The 3.01-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:17:10 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.3875 West, latitude 19.1491 North, depth = 27 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/07/17 / 2017-07-02 15:17:10 / July 2, 2017 @ 3:17 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 27 km (17 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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. 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: Puerto Rico region.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.01 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3875° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1491° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Puerto Rico region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-02 15:17:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-03 03:28:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 139 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8481 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 285 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 pr2017183015 Id of event.
Event Code 2017183015 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017183015, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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