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Minor earthquake: M2.87 quake has struck near Brenas in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.6911S, -66.3211WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2017236000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017236000. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 05:42:03 / August 24, 2017 @ 5:42 am. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:42:03 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 50 km, -66.3211° West, 18.6911° North.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Coco, Las Piedras (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearby 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.3211° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km N of Brenas, 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 2017-08-24 05:42:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-24 07:58:20 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 127 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 0.6258 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 234 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 pr2017236000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017236000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017236000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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