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Minor earthquake, 3.07 mag strikes near Esperanza in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.1031S, -65.5083WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 05:15:40 / March 9, 2018 @ 5:15 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.5083 West, latitude 18.1031 North, depth = 3 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018068003. Id of event: pr2018068003. The temblor was detected at 01:15:40 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Bayamón, San Juan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearby 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 seven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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: 4 km W of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.07 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.5083° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1031° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km W of Esperanza, 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 2018-03-09 05:15:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-09 08:42:54 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 145 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 0.3428 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 338 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 pr2018068003 Id of event.
Event Code 2018068003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018068003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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