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Minor earthquake, 2.92 mag was detected near Rincon in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.426S, -67.6953WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018102004. Unique identifier: pr2018102004. Exact location of event, longitude -67.6953 West, latitude 18.426 North, depth = 123 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/04/18 / 2018-04-12 08:31:11 / April 12, 2018 @ 8:31 am UTC/GMT. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:31:11 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Germán, Las Marías, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information 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 -67.6953° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.426° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km 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 2018-04-12 08:31:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-12 13:42:31 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 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5856 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 162 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 pr2018102004 Id of event.
Event Code 2018102004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018102004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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