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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 17.9713S, -67.863WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.863° West, 17.9713° North, depth 72 km. The temblor was detected at 22:43:42 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 03:43:42 / July 9, 2017 @ 3:43 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72 km (45 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017190000. Event ids that are associated: pr2017190000.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabo Rojo, Rincón, Puerto Real (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km W of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.863° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9713° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km W of Pole Ojea, 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 2017-07-09 03:43:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-09 08:53:28 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 121 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7542 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 325 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 pr2017190000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017190000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017190000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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