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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag was detected near Hatillo in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.532S, -66.7971WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017226000. Unique identifier: pr2017226000. Exact location of event, depth 18 km, -66.7971° West, 18.532° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 01:31:34 / August 14, 2017 @ 1:31 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:31:34 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Isabel, Guaynabo, San Juan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km NNE of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7971° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.532° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NNE 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 2017-08-14 01:31:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-14 01:54:31 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0834 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 208 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 pr2017226000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017226000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017226000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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