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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Culebra in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.9808S, -65.2723WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -65.2723° West, 18.9808° North. Global time and date of event 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 22:04:34 / March 13, 2017 @ 10:04 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:04:34 / 6:04 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17072005. Event ids that are associated: pr17072005.

The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Culebra. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 75 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico. This information 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 -65.2723° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9808° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km N of Culebra, 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 2017-03-13 22:04:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-13 23:35:14 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 0.66924489 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291.6 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 pr17072005 Id of event.
Event Code 17072005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17072005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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