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Minor earthquake: M3.5 quake has struck near Puerto Rico region



Earthquake location 17.5435S, -67.2421WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location, longitude -67.2421° West, latitude 17.5435° North, depth = 6 km. Global time and date of event 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 16:12:10 / August 12, 2017 @ 4:12 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:12:10 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017224006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017224006.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Marías, Añasco, Peñuelas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Guánica (c. 9 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: Puerto Rico region. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.2421° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.5435° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 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 2017-08-12 16:12:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-12 16:50:57 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 188 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 0.4696 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 296 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 pr2017224006 Id of event.
Event Code 2017224006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017224006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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