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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Vieques in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.2438S, -65.3958WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 101 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico (63 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -65.3958° West, 19.2438° North. The temblor was reported at 03:50:47 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018061002. Unique identifier: pr2018061002. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 07:50:47 / March 2, 2018 @ 7:50 am UTC/GMT.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 101 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3958° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2438° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 101km NNE of Vieques, 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 2018-03-02 07:50:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-02 13:48:05 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 138 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 1.1912 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 326 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 pr2018061002 Id of event.
Event Code 2018061002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018061002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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