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



Earthquake location 18.7346S, -67.5075WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16092003. Unique identifier: pr16092003. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5075 West, latitude 18.7346 North, depth = 5 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 02:42:16 / April 1, 2016 @ 2:42 am. The temblor was picked up at 21:42:16 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hatillo, Las Marías, Camuy (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km NW of Aguadilla, 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 -67.5075° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7346° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km NW of Aguadilla, 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 2016-04-01 02:42:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-01 04:32:54 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.34944465 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190.8 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 pr16092003 Id of event.
Event Code 16092003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16092003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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