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Minor earthquake 3.01 mag, 45 km WSW of Stella, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.1753S, -67.6503WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -67.6503° West, 18.1753° North, depth 12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017255004. Id of event: pr2017255004. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 09:03:52 / September 12, 2017 @ 9:03 am. The temblor was reported at 04:03:52 / 4:03 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Sabana Grande, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every 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 six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 45 km WSW of Stella, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.01 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.6503° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1753° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km WSW of Stella, 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 2017-09-12 09:03:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-12 11:57:07 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 139 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2702 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 289 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 pr2017255004 Id of event.
Event Code 2017255004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017255004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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