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Minor earthquake, 2.83 mag strikes near Luquillo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.0013S, -65.4171WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 20:01:46 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018260000. Unique identifier: pr2018260000. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 00:01:46 / September 17, 2018 @ 12:01 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.4171 West, latitude 19.0013 North, depth = 30 km.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 76 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.4171° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0013° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km NNE of Luquillo, 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 2018-09-17 00:01:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-17 04:27:12 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 123 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 0.9609 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 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 pr2018260000 Id of event.
Event Code 2018260000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018260000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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