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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Villalba in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.1844S, -66.4415WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Villalba in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16331009. Id of event: pr16331009. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 15:23:52 / 3:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.4415 West, latitude 18.1844 North, depth = 85 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/11/16 / 2016-11-26 19:23:52 / November 26, 2016 @ 7:23 pm.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabo Rojo, Naguabo, Moca (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 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 six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km NE of Villalba, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.4415° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1844° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NE of Villalba, 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 2016-11-26 19:23:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-27 00:02:37 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.16888327 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 104.4 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 pr16331009 Id of event.
Event Code 16331009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16331009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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