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Minor earthquake, 3.05 mag was detected near Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.0955S, -66.5053WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017256001. Id of event: pr2017256001. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/09/17 / 2017-09-13 01:36:21 / September 13, 2017 @ 1:36 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5053 West, latitude 19.0955 North, depth = 25 km. The temblor was detected at 21:36:21 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ingenio, Vega Alta, Toa Baja (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 70 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.05 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5053° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0955° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, 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 2017-09-13 01:36:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-13 04:02:12 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 143 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7891 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 270 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 pr2017256001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017256001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017256001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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