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



Earthquake location 18.8658S, -65.4729WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.4729 West, latitude 18.8658 North, depth = 32 km. Unique identifier: pr16314003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16314003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/11/16 / 2016-11-09 21:30:48 / November 9, 2016 @ 9:30 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:30:48 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carolina, Canovanas, Santa Barbara. Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 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 three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 60 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.4729° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8658° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km NNE of Luquillo, 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 2016-11-09 21:30:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-09 22:05:37 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.58390493 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 234 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 pr16314003 Id of event.
Event Code 16314003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16314003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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