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Minor earthquake: M2.83 quake has struck near Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.09S, -66.5011WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.5011 West, latitude 19.09 North, depth = 29 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/17 / 2017-09-18 17:49:57 / September 18, 2017 @ 5:49 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:49:57 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2017261002. Event ids that are associated: pr2017261002.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Toa Baja, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Questions or comments?

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: 69 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5011° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.09° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, 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 2017-09-18 17:49:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-18 18:53:39 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 123 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7852 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 290 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 pr2017261002 Id of event.
Event Code 2017261002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017261002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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