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Minor earthquake: M2.84 quake has struck near Arecibo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.7201S, -66.7021WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 14/04/18 / 2018-04-14 01:20:52 / April 14, 2018 @ 1:20 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018104001. Unique identifier: pr2018104001. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7021 West, latitude 18.7201 North, depth = 9 km. The temblor was detected at 21:20:52 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juana Díaz, Sabana Grande, Comerío. Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 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 earthquakes in the world. 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 eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km N of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7021° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7201° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km N of Arecibo, 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 2018-04-14 01:20:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-14 04:31:33 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2981 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 246 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 pr2018104001 Id of event.
Event Code 2018104001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018104001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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