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Minor earthquake: M2.7 quake strikes near Guanica in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 17.9206S, -66.8825WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.7 (mg/mb) was reported Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 07:04:20 / 7:04 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-17 11:04:20 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8825 West, latitude 17.9206 North, depth 15 km.

Close countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Aibonito, Barceloneta.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8825° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9206° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SSE of Guanica, 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 2015-01-17 11:04:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-17 11:37:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 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 112 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05389892 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 194.4 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 pr15017003 Id of event.
Event Code 15017003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS pr15017003 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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