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Minor earthquake, 3.18 mag strikes near La Playa in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.264S, -67.188WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from La Playa in Puerto Rico. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:51:20 / 10:51 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017222001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017222001. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/08/17 / 2017-08-10 02:51:20 / August 10, 2017 @ 2:51 am. Exact location of event, longitude -67.188 West, latitude 18.264 North, depth = 127 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 127 km (79 miles).

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciales, Juana Díaz, Manatí. Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km S of La Playa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.18 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.188° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.264° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 127 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km S of La Playa, 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 2017-08-10 02:51:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-10 03:56:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 156 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.135 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 pr2017222001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017222001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017222001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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