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Minor earthquake: M2.88 quake has struck near Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.0911S, -66.5206WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.5206° West, 19.0911° North. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:44:31 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/06/17 / 2017-06-25 12:44:31 / June 25, 2017 @ 12:44 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2017176009. Event ids that are associated: pr2017176009.

Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Baja, Camuy, Dorado.

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

Questions or comments?

How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 69 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5206° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, 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 2017-06-25 12:44:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-30 02:47:55 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, 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 0.7802 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 263 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 pr2017176009 Id of event.
Event Code 2017176009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017176009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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