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Minor earthquake: M2.86 quake has struck near Emajagua in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.7686S, -65.6731WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 02:01:15 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -65.6731° West, 17.7686° North. Event id: pr2017274001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017274001. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/10/17 / 2017-10-01 06:01:15 / October 1, 2017 @ 6:01 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Loíza, Comerío, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).

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

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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. 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: 33 km SE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.6731° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7686° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SE of Emajagua, 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 2017-10-01 06:01:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-17 06:33:12 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 126 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.2236 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 351 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 pr2017274001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017274001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017274001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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