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



Earthquake location 18.2285S, -67.2086WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Playa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.2086 West, latitude 18.2285 North, depth = 30 km. Global time and date of event 25/11/16 / 2016-11-25 04:12:33 / November 25, 2016 @ 4:12 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16330002. Unique identifier: pr16330002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:12:33 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juana Díaz, Villalba, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SSW of La Playa, 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 -67.2086° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2285° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SSW of La Playa, 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 2016-11-25 04:12:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-25 04:35:36 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.12845909 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 pr16330002 Id of event.
Event Code 16330002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16330002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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