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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near San Juan in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.4169S, -65.9531WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 106 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico (66 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr17049004. Unique identifier: pr17049004. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -65.9531° West, 19.4169° North. The temblor was picked up at 01:09:04 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 05:09:04 / February 18, 2017 @ 5:09 am.

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 nine, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 106 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.9531° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.4169° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106km N of San Juan, 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 2017-02-18 05:09:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-18 07:52:54 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.14175873 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 331.2 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 pr17049004 Id of event.
Event Code 17049004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17049004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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