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Minor earthquake 2.88 mag, 66 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.0878S, -66.7801WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:35:33 / 10:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 02:35:33 / July 17, 2017 @ 2:35 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7801° West, 19.0878° North, depth 40 km. Unique identifier: pr2017198005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017198005.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Quebradillas, Isabela. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop).

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

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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: 66 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7801° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0878° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km N 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 2017-07-17 02:35:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-17 07:35:13 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7031 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 264 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 pr2017198005 Id of event.
Event Code 2017198005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017198005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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