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Minor earthquake: M3.21 quake has struck near Vieques in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9221S, -65.6495WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/01/19 / 2019-01-02 09:36:16 / January 2, 2019 @ 9:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -65.6495° West, latitude 18.9221° North, depth = 49 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019002010. Event ids that are associated: pr2019002010. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:36:16 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 49 km (30 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naguabo, Guaynabo, Bayamón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 58 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.21 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.6495° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9221° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km NNE of Vieques, 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 2019-01-02 09:36:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-02 11:37:42 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8051 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 301 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 pr2019002010 Id of event.
Event Code 2019002010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019002010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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