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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Camuy in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.7605S, -66.8871WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Camuy in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8871° West, 18.7605° North, depth 63 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/15 / 2015-10-08 01:56:07 / October 8, 2015 @ 1:56 am. The temblor was reported at 21:56:07 / 9:56 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr15281000. Event ids that are associated: pr15281000.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Grande, Corozal, Toa Baja (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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: 30 km N of Camuy, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8871° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7605° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km N of Camuy, 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 2015-10-08 01:56:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-08 04:02:37 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 129 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 0.35932611 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 248.4 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 pr15281000 Id of event.
Event Code 15281000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15281000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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