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Minor earthquake, 3.84 mag has occurred near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.6593S, -65.2973WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.84 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:57:11 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 22:57:11 / January 12, 2021 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.2973 West, latitude 18.6593 North, depth = 68 km. Unique identifier: pr2021012019. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d7w2, pr2021012019.

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan, San Lorenzo, Gurabo.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 39 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.2973° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6593° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39 km 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 2021-01-12 22:57:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-12 23:25:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 227 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 25 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6173 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 300 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 pr2021012019 Id of event.
Event Code 2021012019 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d7w2,pr2021012019, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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