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Minor earthquake, 3.26 mag strikes near Luquillo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.5946S, -65.5701WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -65.5701 West, latitude 18.5946 North, depth = 76 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:43:22 / 3:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 19:43:22 / March 19, 2018 @ 7:43 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2018078005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018078005.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Patillas, San Antonio.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.26 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.5701° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5946° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km NNE of Luquillo, 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 2018-03-19 19:43:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-20 00:10:20 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 164 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 0.5315 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 313 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 pr2018078005 Id of event.
Event Code 2018078005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018078005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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