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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Maricao in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.1821S, -66.9767WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Maricao in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location, longitude -66.9767° West, latitude 18.1821° North, depth = 13 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17030003. Unique identifier: pr17030003. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:00:18 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 23:00:18 / January 30, 2017 @ 11:00 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Salinas, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 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 eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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. 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: 0 km ENE of Maricao, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9767° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1821° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km ENE of Maricao, 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 2017-01-30 23:00:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-31 00:16:50 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.21559567 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100.8 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 pr17030003 Id of event.
Event Code 17030003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17030003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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