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Minor earthquake, 3.39 mag was detected near Rincon in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.2995S, -67.5838WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.5838° West, 18.2995° North, depth 86 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 86 km (53 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017237000. Unique identifier: pr2017237000. Global time and date of event 25/08/17 / 2017-08-25 02:47:38 / August 25, 2017 @ 2:47 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 21:47:38 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Guánica, Lares (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.39 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5838° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2995° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km W of Rincon, 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 2017-08-25 02:47:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-25 03:16:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 177 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1348 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 pr2017237000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017237000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017237000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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