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Minor earthquake: M3.48 quake has struck near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9258S, -65.241WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -65.241° West, 18.9258° North, depth 24 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 15:25:37 / January 17, 2021 @ 3:25 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0xc, pr2021017018. Unique identifier: pr2021017018. The temblor was reported at 15:25:37 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Bay, Fajardo, Luquillo (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 69 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.48 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.241° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9258° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69 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 2021-01-17 15:25:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-17 15:41:02 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 186 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8852 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 303 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 pr2021017018 Id of event.
Event Code 2021017018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d0xc,pr2021017018, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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