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



Earthquake location 18.1623S, -67.4079WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 09/02/17 / 2017-02-09 06:47:20 / February 9, 2017 @ 6:47 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17040000. Unique identifier: pr17040000. The temblor was detected at 02:47:20 / 2:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -67.4079° West, 18.1623° North, depth 24 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Utuado, Peñuelas, Adjuntas (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 five, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km SW of Stella, 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 -67.4079° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1623° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SW of Stella, 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 2017-02-09 06:47:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-09 07:38:15 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.23086703 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 223.2 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 pr17040000 Id of event.
Event Code 17040000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17040000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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