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Minor earthquake, 2.85 mag strikes near Puerto Real in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.035S, -67.855WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018044001. Unique identifier: pr2018044001. The temblor was reported at 01:24:05 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.855° West, latitude 18.035° North, depth = 128 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128 km (80 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/02/18 / 2018-02-13 06:24:05 / February 13, 2018 @ 6:24 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabo Rojo, Rincón, Puerto Real.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.855° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.035° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km W of Puerto Real, 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 2018-02-13 06:24:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-13 08:02:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 125 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 0.7459 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 216 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 pr2018044001 Id of event.
Event Code 2018044001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018044001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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