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Minor earthquake, 2.84 mag was detected near Hatillo in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.8943S, -66.7628WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2018097009. Event ids that are associated: pr2018097009. The temblor was picked up at 00:56:24 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 04:56:24 / April 7, 2018 @ 4:56 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7628° West, 18.8943° North, depth 30 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Campanilla, Ingenio, Las Marías (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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. 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: 45 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7628° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8943° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km 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 2018-04-07 04:56:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-07 08:38:18 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 124 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5477 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 272 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 pr2018097009 Id of event.
Event Code 2018097009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018097009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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