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Minor earthquake: M2.92 quake has struck near Catano in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.4125S, -66.0838WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Catano in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 09:17:32 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 108 km, -66.0838° West, 18.4125° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018075006. Id of event: pr2018075006. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/18 / 2018-03-16 13:17:32 / March 16, 2018 @ 1:17 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108 km (67 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Peñuelas, Isabel Segunda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 6 km (4 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km SE of Catano, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.92 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.0838° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4125° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SE of Catano, 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 2018-03-16 13:17:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-16 15:14:52 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 131 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 0.3582 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 221 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 pr2018075006 Id of event.
Event Code 2018075006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018075006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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