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Minor earthquake: M2.89 quake has struck near Vega Baja in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.4531S, -66.4113WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Vega Baja in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.4113 West, latitude 18.4531 North, depth = 80 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018033007. Id of event: pr2018033007. The temblor was picked up at 16:40:42 / 4:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/02/18 / 2018-02-02 20:40:42 / February 2, 2018 @ 8:40 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 80 km (50 miles).

The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Santiago, Naguabo, Guánica (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km WNW of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.4113° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4531° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km WNW of Vega Baja, 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 2018-02-02 20:40:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-03 00:06:53 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 128 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1206 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 227 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 pr2018033007 Id of event.
Event Code 2018033007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018033007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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