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Minor earthquake, 2.95 mag was detected near Salinas in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 17.9535S, -66.267WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Salinas in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2017223000. Event ids that are associated: pr2017223000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.267° West, latitude 17.9535° North, depth = 9 km. Global time and date of event 11/08/17 / 2017-08-11 00:14:42 / August 11, 2017 @ 12:14 am UTC/GMT. The 2.95-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:14:42 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Lares, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SE of Salinas, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.267° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9535° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SE of Salinas, 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 2017-08-11 00:14:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-11 01:01:25 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 134 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1606 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 pr2017223000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017223000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017223000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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