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



Earthquake location 17.8495S, -65.6412WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 23:26:35 / September 9, 2016 @ 11:26 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -65.6412 West, latitude 17.8495 North, depth = 6 km. Event id: pr16253010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16253010. The temblor was picked up at 19:26:35 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaynabo, Comerío, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km ESE of Emajagua, 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 -65.6412° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8495° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km ESE of Emajagua, 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 2016-09-09 23:26:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-10 03:22:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.26051143 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 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 pr16253010 Id of event.
Event Code 16253010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16253010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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