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Minor earthquake, 3.01 mag strikes near Rincon in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.4786S, -67.5883WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -67.5883° West, 18.4786° North, depth 13 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:33:13 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/11/17 / 2017-11-10 06:33:13 / November 10, 2017 @ 6:33 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2017314000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017314000.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Lares, Lajas.

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 four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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. 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: 38 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.01 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5883° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4786° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km WNW 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 2017-11-10 06:33:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-10 07:09:35 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1441 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 347 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 pr2017314000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017314000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017314000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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