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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Rincon in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.235S, -67.863WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Event id: pr2017242001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017242001. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.863 West, latitude 18.235 North, depth = 117 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:08:17 / 5:08 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/08/17 / 2017-08-30 10:08:17 / August 30, 2017 @ 10:08 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117 km (73 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hormigueros, Aguadilla, Cabo Rojo. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 65 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.863° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.235° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km 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 2017-08-30 10:08:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-30 11:54:29 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 158 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4119 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 320 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 pr2017242001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017242001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017242001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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