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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Vieques in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.900166666667S, -65.545833333333WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.75 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr71450193. Id of event: pr71450193. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/05/24 / 2024-05-25 07:43:11 / May 25, 2024 @ 7:43 am. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:43:11 / 7:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.545833333333° West, latitude 18.900166666667° North, depth = 70.75 km.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naguabo, Cataño, Trujillo Alto.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 60 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.545833333333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.900166666667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60 km NNE of Vieques, 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 2024-05-25 07:43:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-25 08:28:45 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 178 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7783 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 232 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 pr71450193 Id of event.
Event Code 71450193 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr71450193, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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