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Minor earthquake, 2.96 mag strikes near Corozal in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.3356S, -66.3085WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Corozal in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -66.3085° West, latitude 18.3356° North, depth = 60 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 09:33:46 / September 2, 2017 @ 9:33 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:33:46 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2017245001. Event ids that are associated: pr2017245001.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Guánica, Sabana Grande (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 1 km SE of Corozal, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.3085° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3356° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SE of Corozal, 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 2017-09-02 09:33:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-02 10:24:37 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 135 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 0.2265 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 177 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 pr2017245001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017245001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017245001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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