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Minor earthquake, 3.02 mag strikes near Naranjito in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.2683S, -66.3003WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Naranjito in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 07:09:18 / August 15, 2017 @ 7:09 am. Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.3003° West, 18.2683° North. Event id: pr2017227001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017227001. The temblor was detected at 03:09:18 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km (19 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearby 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 San Sebastián, Las Marías, Sabana Grande.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 6 km WSW of Naranjito, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.02 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.3003° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2683° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WSW of Naranjito, 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 2017-08-15 07:09:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-15 08:30:29 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 140 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2051 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 pr2017227001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017227001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017227001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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