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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.0163S, -66.5084WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 55 km, -66.5084° West, 19.0163° North. The temblor was detected at 01:18:58 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 05:18:58 / February 3, 2017 @ 5:18 am. Event id: pr17034001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17034001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55 km (34 miles).

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, Ciales, Quebradillas (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 61 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5084° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0163° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, 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 2017-02-03 05:18:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-03 08:01:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7051775 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 280.8 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 pr17034001 Id of event.
Event Code 17034001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17034001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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