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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.1688S, -66.4552WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 78 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico (48 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:09:31 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 02:09:31 / January 8, 2016 @ 2:09 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16008000. Id of event: pr16008000. Exact location of event, longitude -66.4552 West, latitude 19.1688 North, depth = 25 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 78 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, 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 -66.4552° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1688° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km 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 2016-01-08 02:09:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-08 03:46:46 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 0.86507762 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 298.8 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 pr16008000 Id of event.
Event Code 16008000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16008000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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