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

Earthquake location 18.2017S, -67.3032WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr16118000. Event ids that are associated: pr16118000. The temblor was detected at 22:25:17 / 10:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 18 km (11 miles). Global time and date of event 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 02:25:17 / April 27, 2016 @ 2:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -67.3032° West, latitude 18.2017° North, depth = 18 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ponce, Jayuya, Arecibo. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 14 km SSW of Stella, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.3032° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2017° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SSW of Stella, 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 2016-04-27 02:25:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-27 02:52:28 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.20840915 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 pr16118000 Id of event.
Event Code 16118000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16118000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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