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Minor earthquake, 3.31 mag was detected near Vieques in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.5991S, -65.4743WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) strikes 135 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico (84 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 50 km, -65.4743° West, 19.5991° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 01:32:36 / August 31, 2017 @ 1:32 am. Event id: pr2017243001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017243001. The 3.31-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:32:36 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50 km (31 miles).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 135 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.31 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.4743° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.5991° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 135km NNE of Vieques, 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 2017-08-31 01:32:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-31 04:07:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 169 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.3814 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 287 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 pr2017243001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017243001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017243001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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