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Minor earthquake, 2.82 mag has occurred near San Juan in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.5055S, -66.0288WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.0288 West, latitude 18.5055 North, depth = 106 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018099005. Event ids that are associated: pr2018099005. The 2.82-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:00:58 / 2:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/18 / 2018-04-09 06:00:58 / April 9, 2018 @ 6:00 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 106 km (66 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utuado, Isabel Segunda, Arecibo. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 9 km (6 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-nine 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. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km ENE of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.0288° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5055° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km ENE of San Juan, 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 2018-04-09 06:00:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-09 08:38:34 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 122 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 0.6988 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 322 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 pr2018099005 Id of event.
Event Code 2018099005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018099005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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