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

Earthquake location 18.9985S, -65.4722WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Event id: pr15288000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15288000. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:49:49 / 12:49 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 04:49:49 / October 15, 2015 @ 4:49 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52 km (32 miles). Exact location of event, depth 52 km, -65.4722° West, 18.9985° North.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fajardo, Loíza, Luquillo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 fourteen, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days six hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This information 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 -65.4722° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9985° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km NNE of Luquillo, 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 2015-10-15 04:49:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-15 09:06:11 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.70966907 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 230.4 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 pr15288000 Id of event.
Event Code 15288000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15288000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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