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Minor earthquake, 3.48 mag has occurred near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.5911S, -65.267WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/19 / 2019-05-23 01:32:53 / May 23, 2019 @ 1:32 am. Unique identifier: pr2019143000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019143000. Exact location of event, depth 75 km, -65.267° West, 18.5911° North. The 3.48-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:32:53 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 75 km (47 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gurabo, Trujillo Alto, Juncos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (48 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days four hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 32 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.48 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.267° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km 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 2019-05-23 01:32:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-23 02:11:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 187 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 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.735 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 194 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 pr2019143000 Id of event.
Event Code 2019143000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019143000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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