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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 70 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.7819S, -67.7301WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.7301° West, latitude 18.7819° North, depth = 64 km. Unique identifier: pr16036002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16036002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 02:36:03 / February 5, 2016 @ 2:36 am. The temblor was detected at 21:36:03 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, Aguada, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).

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

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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: 70 km NW of Rincon, 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 -67.7301° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7819° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km NW of Rincon, 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 2016-02-05 02:36:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 04:59:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 0.8578911 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 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 pr16036002 Id of event.
Event Code 16036002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16036002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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