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Minor earthquake, 3.28 mag strikes near Bayamon in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.2083S, -66.1133WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Bayamon in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018076000, us1000d5gx. Unique identifier: pr2018076000. The temblor was picked up at 20:15:19 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 00:15:19 / March 17, 2018 @ 12:15 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.1133 West, latitude 18.2083 North, depth = 122 km.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hatillo, Lares, Yauco.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km NE of Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.28 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.1133° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2083° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NE of Bayamon, 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 2018-03-17 00:15:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-17 00:58:48 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 166 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,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.105 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 pr2018076000 Id of event.
Event Code 2018076000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018076000,us1000d5gx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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