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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Culebra in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.27S, -65.3655WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15280001. Id of event: pr15280001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/10/15 / 2015-10-07 03:09:31 / October 7, 2015 @ 3:09 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 20 km, -65.3655° West, 18.27° North. The temblor was picked up at 23:09:31 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Caguas, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 7 km WSW of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3655° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.27° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WSW of Culebra, 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 2015-10-07 03:09:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-07 07:57:40 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08623827 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176.4 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 pr15280001 Id of event.
Event Code 15280001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15280001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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