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Minor earthquake 3.05 mag, 69 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.9291S, -65.303WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.303° West, 18.9291° North, depth 33 km. The 3.05-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:13:53 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 08:13:53 / August 14, 2017 @ 8:13 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017226003. Unique identifier: pr2017226003.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Charlotte Amalie, Luquillo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 69 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.05 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.303° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9291° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km N of Culebra, 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 2017-08-14 08:13:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-14 11:32:26 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 143 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6219 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 319 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 pr2017226003 Id of event.
Event Code 2017226003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017226003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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