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Minor earthquake 2.86 mag, 5 km SW of Las Marias, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.2203S, -67.0263WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Las Marias in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/07/17 / 2017-07-11 22:34:57 / July 11, 2017 @ 10:34 pm. Exact location, longitude -67.0263° West, latitude 18.2203° North, depth = 24 km. The temblor was reported at 18:34:57 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017192007. Unique identifier: pr2017192007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Barranquitas, Corozal (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-seven 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SW of Las Marias, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0263° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2203° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SW of Las Marias, 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 2017-07-11 22:34:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-11 23:01:19 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 126 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 0.0744 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 pr2017192007 Id of event.
Event Code 2017192007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017192007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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