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

Earthquake location 19.0415S, -65.6181WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:50:47 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57 km (35 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.6181 West, latitude 19.0415 North, depth = 57 km. Unique identifier: pr15347008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15347008. Global time and date of event 13/12/15 / 2015-12-13 17:50:47 / December 13, 2015 @ 5:50 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Río Grande, Luquillo, Loíza.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 71 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.6181° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0415° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km NNE of Vieques, 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 2015-12-13 17:50:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-13 21:00:37 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.79500903 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 255.6 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 pr15347008 Id of event.
Event Code 15347008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15347008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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