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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 73 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.1245S, -66.4935WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.4935 West, latitude 19.1245 North, depth = 40 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:48:30 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 04:48:30 / October 4, 2015 @ 4:48 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr15277001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15277001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Baja, Arecibo (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.4935° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1245° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, 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 2015-10-04 04:48:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-04 08:01:18 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.64499037 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 273.6 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 pr15277001 Id of event.
Event Code 15277001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15277001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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