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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag has occurred near Luquillo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.6223S, -65.6356WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/10/18 / 2018-10-22 23:05:22 / October 22, 2018 @ 11:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -65.6356° West, 18.6223° North, depth 78 km. Event id: pr2018295015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018295015. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78 km (48 miles). The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:05:22 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Comerío, Cidra. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.6356° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6223° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km 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 2018-10-22 23:05:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-23 04:58:34 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 128 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5254 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 299 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 pr2018295015 Id of event.
Event Code 2018295015 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018295015, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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