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



Earthquake location 18.6881S, -66.9544WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 02:18:15 / February 15, 2016 @ 2:18 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:18:15 / 10:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.9544° West, latitude 18.6881° North, depth = 80 km. Unique identifier: pr16046000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16046000.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dorado, Guayanilla, Peñuelas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-nine 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km NNE of Isabela, Puerto Rico. This data 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 -66.9544° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6881° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNE 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 2016-02-15 02:18:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 02:56:19 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3880722 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 223.2 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 pr16046000 Id of event.
Event Code 16046000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16046000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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