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Minor earthquake, 3.28 mag strikes near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9326S, -65.3283WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/18 / 2018-10-21 05:08:20 / October 21, 2018 @ 5:08 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.3283 West, latitude 18.9326 North, depth = 14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:08:20 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018294002. Id of event: pr2018294002.

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Río Grande, Loíza (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 69 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.28 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3283° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9326° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km N of Culebra, 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 2018-10-21 05:08:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-21 06:57:43 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, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9465 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 318 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 pr2018294002 Id of event.
Event Code 2018294002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018294002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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