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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag strikes near Brenas in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.603S, -66.305WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 07:02:55 / 7:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 82 km (51 miles). Exact location of event, depth 82 km, -66.305° West, 18.603° North. Id of earthquake: pr2017253002. Event ids that are associated: pr2017253002. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/09/17 / 2017-09-10 11:02:55 / September 10, 2017 @ 11:02 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Punta Santiago, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 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 one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 15 km NNE of Brenas, 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 -66.305° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.603° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NNE 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 2017-09-10 11:02:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-10 11:24:42 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 0.368 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 226 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 pr2017253002 Id of event.
Event Code 2017253002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017253002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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