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Minor earthquake, 3.32 mag strikes near Rincón in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.816833333333S, -67.714333333333WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Rincón in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 8.16 km, -67.714333333333° West, 18.816833333333° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/24 / 2024-05-27 08:17:06 / May 27, 2024 @ 8:17 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.16 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr71450578. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr71450578. The 3.32-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:17:06 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Moca, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km NW of Rincón, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.32 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.714333333333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.816833333333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72 km NW of Rincón, 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 2024-05-27 08:17:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-27 08:37:27 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 170 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.649 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 322 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 pr71450578 Id of event.
Event Code 71450578 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr71450578, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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