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Minor earthquake: M3.7 quake has struck near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.5981S, -65.2494WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -65.2494° West, latitude 18.5981° North, depth = 68.98 km. The temblor was reported at 22:57:10 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d7w2. Unique identifier: us6000d7w2. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 22:57:10 / January 12, 2021 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 68.98 km (43 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gurabo, Trujillo Alto, Juncos. Close 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). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 33 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.2494° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5981° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33 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 22:57:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-12 23:06:55 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 211 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.727 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000d7w2 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d7w2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d7w2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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