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Minor earthquake, 2.82 mag has occurred near Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.0158S, -66.5293WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 17:58:28 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018286008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018286008. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5293 West, latitude 19.0158 North, depth = 21 km. Global time and date of event 13/10/18 / 2018-10-13 21:58:28 / October 13, 2018 @ 9:58 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, Candelaria, Ciales (min 5000 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 two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine 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: 61 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5293° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0158° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, 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 2018-10-13 21:58:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-14 01:20:02 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7059 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 294 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 pr2018286008 Id of event.
Event Code 2018286008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018286008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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