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Minor earthquake, 2.83 mag was detected near Hatillo in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.6238S, -66.7608WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/06/17 / 2017-06-03 00:54:41 / June 3, 2017 @ 12:54 am. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:54:41 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2017154001. Event ids that are associated: pr2017154001. Exact location, longitude -66.7608° West, latitude 18.6238° North, depth = 13 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Real, Aibonito, Guaynabo.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km NNE of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7608° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6238° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NNE of Hatillo, 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 2017-06-03 00:54:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-03 14:33:03 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2739 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 227 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 pr2017154001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017154001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017154001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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