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Minor earthquake, 3.15 mag has occurred near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.3028S, -65.1826WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/03/19 / 2019-03-27 15:34:17 / March 27, 2019 @ 3:34 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:34:17 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2019086015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019086015. Exact location of event, depth 136 km, -65.1826° West, 18.3028° North.

Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint Croix, Yabucoa, Juncos.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km E of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.15 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1826° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3028° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 136 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km E 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 2019-03-27 15:34:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-27 15:52:31 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 153 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6854 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 332 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 pr2019086015 Id of event.
Event Code 2019086015 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019086015, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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