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Minor earthquake, 3.44 mag has occurred near Culebra in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.9791S, -65.2115WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was reported at 09:05:42 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.2115 West, latitude 18.9791 North, depth = 23 km. Unique identifier: pr2017240022. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017240022. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 13:05:42 / August 28, 2017 @ 1:05 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, Culebra (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 75 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.44 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.2115° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9791° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km 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 2017-08-28 13:05:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-28 13:57:57 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 182 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9455 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 252 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 pr2017240022 Id of event.
Event Code 2017240022 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017240022, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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