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Minor earthquake, 3.17 mag was detected near Luquillo in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.8296S, -65.4975WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 02:04:25 / November 19, 2017 @ 2:04 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.4975 West, latitude 18.8296 North, depth = 32 km. Id of earthquake: pr2017323000. Event ids that are associated: pr2017323000. The 3.17-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:04:25 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, Punta Santiago, Isabel Segunda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.4975° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8296° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km NNE of Luquillo, 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 2017-11-19 02:04:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-19 05:26:11 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 155 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.972 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 324 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 pr2017323000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017323000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017323000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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