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Minor earthquake, 2.89 mag has occurred near Rincon in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.5795S, -67.4583WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/17 / 2017-05-18 16:33:05 / May 18, 2017 @ 4:33 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017138012, us10008tdk. Id of event: pr2017138012. Exact location of earthquake, -67.4583° West, 18.5795° North, depth 15 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:33:05 / 12:33 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Grande, Lajas, San Germán (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 31 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.4583° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5795° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km NW of Rincon, 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 2017-05-18 16:33:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-18 17:35:24 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 128 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,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1962 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 pr2017138012 Id of event.
Event Code 2017138012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017138012,us10008tdk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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