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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near Isabela in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.8967S, -67.0453WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 09:24:32 / January 8, 2016 @ 9:24 am. Id of earthquake: pr16008004. Event ids that are associated: pr16008004. Exact location, longitude -67.0453° West, latitude 18.8967° North, depth = 14 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:24:32 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Las Marías, Lares.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 43 km N of Isabela, 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 -67.0453° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8967° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km N of Isabela, 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 09:24:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-08 12:35:37 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.43119134 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 324 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 pr16008004 Id of event.
Event Code 16008004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16008004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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