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Minor earthquake: M2.83 quake has struck near Levittown in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.5396S, -66.22WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Levittown in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 03:19:00 / 3:19 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/05/17 / 2017-05-11 07:19:00 / May 11, 2017 @ 7:19 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21 km (13 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017131004. Event ids that are associated: pr2017131004. Exact location, longitude -66.22° West, latitude 18.5396° North, depth = 21 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quebradillas, Peñuelas, Lares. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 15 km (9 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 10 km NNW of Levittown, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.22° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5396° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NNW of Levittown, 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 2017-05-11 07:19:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-12 20:43:27 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 123 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2679 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 192 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 pr2017131004 Id of event.
Event Code 2017131004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017131004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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