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Minor earthquake, 2.84 mag has occurred near Brenas in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9346S, -66.3WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:09:18 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/09/18 / 2018-09-13 00:09:18 / September 13, 2018 @ 12:09 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.3 West, latitude 18.9346 North, depth = 46 km. Unique identifier: pr2018256000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018256000.

The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Canovanas, Hatillo.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 51 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.3° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9346° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km N of Brenas, 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 2018-09-13 00:09:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-13 08:55:17 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5118 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291 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 pr2018256000 Id of event.
Event Code 2018256000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018256000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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