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Minor earthquake 2.94 mag, 38 km WSW of Stella, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.1351S, -67.554WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017150003. Id of event: pr2017150003. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:08:18 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.554 West, latitude 18.1351 North, depth = 138 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 138 km (86 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 06:08:18 / May 30, 2017 @ 6:08 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yauco, Quebradillas, Lares (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 38 km WSW of Stella, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.94 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.554° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1351° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 138 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km WSW of Stella, 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 2017-05-30 06:08:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-31 00:30:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 133 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4627 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 303 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 pr2017150003 Id of event.
Event Code 2017150003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017150003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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