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

Earthquake location 18.8403S, -65.318WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/02/21 / 2021-02-07 15:34:27 / February 7, 2021 @ 3:34 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2021038011. Event ids that are associated: pr2021038011. The temblor was reported at 15:34:27 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.318° West, 18.8403° North, depth 60 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Canovanas, Cruz Bay, Isabel Segunda (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 59 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.15 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.318° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8403° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59 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 2021-02-07 15:34:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-07 15:44:31 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 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7792 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 306 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 pr2021038011 Id of event.
Event Code 2021038011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021038011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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