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Minor earthquake 2.82 mag, 16 km NNE of Carrizales, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.6251S, -66.7496WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Carrizales in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71 km (44 miles). Global time and date of event 22/04/18 / 2018-04-22 23:35:22 / April 22, 2018 @ 11:35 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018112004. Id of event: pr2018112004. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7496° West, 18.6251° North, depth 71 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:35:22 / 7:35 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Real, Guánica, Aibonito. Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 16 km NNE of Carrizales, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7496° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6251° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NNE of Carrizales, 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 2018-04-22 23:35:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-23 04:31:32 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2652 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 230 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 pr2018112004 Id of event.
Event Code 2018112004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018112004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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