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Minor earthquake 2.87 mag, 41 km ESE of Vieques, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9443S, -65.1171WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -65.1171 West, latitude 17.9443 North, depth = 13 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018305000. Unique identifier: pr2018305000. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/11/18 / 2018-11-01 00:10:21 / November 1, 2018 @ 12:10 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:10:21 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tortola, Road Town, Naguabo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-six 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 41 km ESE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1171° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9443° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km ESE of Vieques, 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 2018-11-01 00:10:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-01 04:00:08 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 127 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.758 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 347 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 pr2018305000 Id of event.
Event Code 2018305000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018305000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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