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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9685S, -65.2778WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 00:07:27 / September 5, 2016 @ 12:07 am. Event id: us10006kkf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006kkf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.45 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 63.45 km, -65.2778° West, 18.9685° North. The temblor was picked up at 20:07:27 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Culebra. Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 73 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.2778° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9685° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km N of Culebra, 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 2016-09-05 00:07:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-25 02:51:11 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 us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.665 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 254 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 us10006kkf Id of event.
Event Code 10006kkf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006kkf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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