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Minor earthquake: M2.81 quake has struck near Yabucoa in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.0606S, -65.876WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Yabucoa in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -65.876° West, 18.0606° North, depth 4 km. Event id: pr2017320001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017320001. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 21:25:36 / November 16, 2017 @ 9:25 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:25:36 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Ciales, Vega Baja. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ninety 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. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 1 km NNE of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.876° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0606° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NNE of Yabucoa, 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 2017-11-16 21:25:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-16 23:36:29 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 121 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2783 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 339 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 pr2017320001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017320001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017320001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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