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Minor earthquake, 3.21 mag strikes near Potala Pastillo in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 17.8656S, -66.506WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Potala Pastillo in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 07:37:44 / April 3, 2018 @ 7:37 am. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:37:44 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18 km (11 miles). Event id: pr2018093004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018093004. Exact location, longitude -66.506° West, latitude 17.8656° North, depth = 18 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan, Humacao, Camuy. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-eight 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.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km S of Potala Pastillo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.21 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.506° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8656° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km S of Potala Pastillo, 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 2018-04-03 07:37:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-03 11:16:51 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 159 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2036 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 207 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 pr2018093004 Id of event.
Event Code 2018093004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018093004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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