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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Luquillo in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.8547S, -65.4757WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr17056033. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17056033. The temblor was picked up at 10:29:14 / 10:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 14:29:14 / February 25, 2017 @ 2:29 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -65.4757° West, 18.8547° North, depth 7 km.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Carolina, Canovanas (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 59 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.4757° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8547° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km NNE of Luquillo, 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 2017-02-25 14:29:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-25 16:35:26 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.57402347 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 284.4 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 pr17056033 Id of event.
Event Code 17056033 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17056033, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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