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



Earthquake location 17.8855S, -66.5818WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.5818° West, latitude 17.8855° North, depth = 4 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 03:30:36 / March 16, 2017 @ 3:30 am. The temblor was reported at 23:30:36 / 11:30 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr17075000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17075000. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yabucoa, Gurabo, Levittown.

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 0, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 14 km SSE of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5818° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8855° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SSE of Ponce, 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 2017-03-16 03:30:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-16 07:22:52 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.15810349 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 201.6 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 pr17075000 Id of event.
Event Code 17075000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17075000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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