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



Earthquake location 19.0893S, -66.7717WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global time and date of event 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 00:05:23 / February 7, 2016 @ 12:05 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr16038001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16038001. The temblor was picked up at 20:05:23 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.7717° West, latitude 19.0893° North, depth = 45 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barceloneta, Quebradillas, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 66 km N of Hatillo, 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 -66.7717° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0893° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km N of Hatillo, 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 2016-02-07 00:05:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-07 00:55:59 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.65038027 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 280.8 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 pr16038001 Id of event.
Event Code 16038001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16038001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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