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Minor earthquake, 2.98 mag strikes near Arecibo in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.1123S, -66.6876WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2017330005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017330005. The temblor was detected at 06:07:55 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.6876° West, 19.1123° North, depth 62 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/11/17 / 2017-11-26 10:07:55 / November 26, 2017 @ 10:07 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Quebradillas, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 70 km N of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.6876° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1123° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km N of Arecibo, 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 2017-11-26 10:07:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-26 12:06:43 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 137 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 0.7685 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 322 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 pr2017330005 Id of event.
Event Code 2017330005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017330005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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