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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Las Marias in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.226S, -67.0315WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Las Marias in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.0315° West, latitude 18.226° North, depth = 24 km. The temblor was detected at 04:19:10 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017188002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017188002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/07/17 / 2017-07-07 08:19:10 / July 7, 2017 @ 8:19 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles).

The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Vega Alta, Corozal (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SW of Las Marias, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0315° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.226° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SW of Las Marias, 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 2017-07-07 08:19:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-07 10:09:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.074 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 65 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 pr2017188002 Id of event.
Event Code 2017188002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017188002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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