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Minor earthquake, 3.26 mag strikes near Rincon in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.3486S, -67.8413WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Event id: pr2018253000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018253000. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 169 km (105 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 21:47:28 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/09/18 / 2018-09-10 02:47:28 / September 10, 2018 @ 2:47 am. Exact location, longitude -67.8413° West, latitude 18.3486° North, depth = 169 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabo Rojo, Hormigueros, Moca (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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 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 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: 62 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.26 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8413° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3486° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 169 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km W of Rincon, 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 2018-09-10 02:47:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-10 04:25:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5648 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 pr2018253000 Id of event.
Event Code 2018253000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018253000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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