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Minor earthquake, 3.13 mag was detected near Candelero Arriba in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.1115S, -65.8203WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Candelero Arriba in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 23:43:55 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.8203° West, 18.1115° North, depth 67 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/12/17 / 2017-12-13 03:43:55 / December 13, 2017 @ 3:43 am. Id of earthquake: pr2017347002. Event ids that are associated: pr2017347002. The epicenter was at a depth of 67 km (42 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Ciales, Juana Díaz. 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 2 km ENE of Candelero Arriba, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.13 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.8203° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1115° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ENE of Candelero Arriba, 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 2017-12-13 03:43:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-13 12:17:14 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 151 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3216 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 303 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 pr2017347002 Id of event.
Event Code 2017347002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017347002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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