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



Earthquake location 18.5146S, -66.8731WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Camuy in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 03:21:47 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 07:21:47 / January 28, 2016 @ 7:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8731 West, latitude 18.5146 North, depth = 105 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16028000. Id of event: pr16028000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Aibonito, Comerío. Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 4 km NW of Camuy, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8731° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5146° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NW 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 2016-01-28 07:21:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-28 12:12:07 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.20212094 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 208.8 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 pr16028000 Id of event.
Event Code 16028000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16028000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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