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Minor earthquake: M3.19 quake has struck near Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8276S, -67.9128WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 78 km WSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico (48 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.9128 West, latitude 17.8276 North, depth = 129 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018031001. Id of event: pr2018031001. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 01:18:41 / January 31, 2018 @ 1:18 am. The 3.19-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:18:41 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 129 km (80 miles).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 78 km WSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.19 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.9128° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8276° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 129 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km WSW of Pole Ojea, 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 2018-01-31 01:18:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-31 06:34:23 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 157 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8801 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 225 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 pr2018031001 Id of event.
Event Code 2018031001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018031001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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