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Minor earthquake, 2.93 mag has occurred near San Antonio in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.8985S, -67.4858WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -67.4858° West, 18.8985° North, depth 43 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/18 / 2018-01-27 07:03:10 / January 27, 2018 @ 7:03 am. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:03:10 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018027002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018027002.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Añasco, Quebradillas, Moca (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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 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: 60 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.93 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.4858° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8985° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km NW of San Antonio, 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 2018-01-27 07:03:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-27 12:49:25 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 132 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 0.8261 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 335 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 pr2018027002 Id of event.
Event Code 2018027002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018027002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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