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Minor earthquake, 3.16 mag strikes near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.8961S, -65.2991WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.2991° West, 18.8961° North, depth 30 km. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:13:36 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019072009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019072009. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/03/19 / 2019-03-13 06:13:36 / March 13, 2019 @ 6:13 am.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Grande, Loíza, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 65 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.16 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.2991° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8961° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km 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 2019-03-13 06:13:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-13 09:18:39 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 154 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9331 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 326 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 pr2019072009 Id of event.
Event Code 2019072009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019072009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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