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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Brenas in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.1233S, -66.4162WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 42 km, -66.4162° West, 19.1233° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 42 km (26 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/02/16 / 2016-02-13 18:33:06 / February 13, 2016 @ 6:33 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 14:33:06 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16044003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16044003.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Barceloneta, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Antonio (c. 6 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 73 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.4162° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1233° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km N of Brenas, 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 2016-02-13 18:33:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-13 19:20:05 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 0.83543321 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 331.2 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 pr16044003 Id of event.
Event Code 16044003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16044003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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