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Minor earthquake, 3.06 mag strikes near Catano in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.4165S, -66.0738WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Catano in Puerto Rico. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:57:08 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 124 km, -66.0738° West, 18.4165° North. Id of earthquake: pr2017190003. Event ids that are associated: pr2017190003. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 06:57:08 / July 9, 2017 @ 6:57 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124 km (77 miles).

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 Adjuntas, Adjuntas, Isabel Segunda. Earthquake epicenter was 6 km (4 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km ESE of Catano, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.06 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.0738° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4165° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ESE of Catano, 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 2017-07-09 06:57:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-09 08:54:53 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 1 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1079 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 218 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 pr2017190003 Id of event.
Event Code 2017190003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017190003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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