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Minor earthquake, 2.86 mag has occurred near Rincon in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.462S, -67.5476WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 03:40:55 / April 3, 2018 @ 3:40 am UTC/GMT. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:40:55 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018093003. Id of event: pr2018093003. Exact location, longitude -67.5476° West, latitude 18.462° North, depth = 11 km.

Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Sabana Grande, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. 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: 34 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5476° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.462° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km WNW of Rincon, 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 2018-04-03 03:40:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-03 08:16:04 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 126 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4364 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 208 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 pr2018093003 Id of event.
Event Code 2018093003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018093003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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