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Minor earthquake, 2.97 mag strikes near Hatillo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.97S, -66.735WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 84 km (52 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.735 West, latitude 18.97 North, depth = 84 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018072006. Unique identifier: pr2018072006. The temblor was picked up at 09:44:28 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/03/18 / 2018-03-13 13:44:28 / March 13, 2018 @ 1:44 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utuado, Toa Baja, Lares (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 54 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.735° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.97° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km N of Hatillo, 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 2018-03-13 13:44:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-13 18:08:50 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 136 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 0.6236 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 333 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 pr2018072006 Id of event.
Event Code 2018072006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018072006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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