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Minor earthquake, 3.11 mag has occurred near La Playa in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.246333333333S, -67.178166666667WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Playa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.178166666667 West, latitude 18.246333333333 North, depth = 101.24 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/06/24 / 2024-06-09 07:49:39 / June 9, 2024 @ 7:49 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 101.24 km (63 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:49:39 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr71451903. Unique identifier: pr71451903.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciales, Manatí, Juana Díaz. Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 4 km SSE of La Playa, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.11 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.178166666667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.246333333333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km SSE of La Playa, 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 2024-06-09 07:49:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-09 08:19:26 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 149 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1124 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 212 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 pr71451903 Id of event.
Event Code 71451903 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr71451903, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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