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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Fuig in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18S, -66.9182WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9182 West, latitude 18 North, depth = 104 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 02:16:16 / October 1, 2015 @ 2:16 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 104 km (65 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:16:16 / 10:16 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr15274000. Event ids that are associated: pr15274000.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Comerío, Vega Baja. Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 1 km N of Fuig, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9182° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km N of Fuig, 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 2015-10-01 02:16:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-01 03:36:37 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 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 121 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.18145969 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 244.8 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 pr15274000 Id of event.
Event Code 15274000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15274000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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