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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Brenas in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.2014S, -66.4304WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 81 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico (50 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.4304 West, latitude 19.2014 North, depth = 31 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/16 / 2016-05-27 00:17:15 / May 27, 2016 @ 12:17 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:17:15 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16148001. Event ids that are associated: pr16148001.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km N of Brenas, 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 -66.4304° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2014° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km 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 2016-05-27 00:17:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-27 03:21:54 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.72583875 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 262.8 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 pr16148001 Id of event.
Event Code 16148001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16148001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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