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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag strikes near Fajardo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.5418S, -65.4915WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Fajardo in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -65.4915° West, latitude 18.5418° North, depth = 114 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019038023. Unique identifier: pr2019038023. The epicenter was at a depth of 114 km (71 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:26:14 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/19 / 2019-02-07 20:26:14 / February 7, 2019 @ 8:26 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria, Sabana Seca, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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. 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: 29 km NE of Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.4915° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5418° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km NE of Fajardo, 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 2019-02-07 20:26:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-08 01:01:38 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5362 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 319 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 pr2019038023 Id of event.
Event Code 2019038023 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019038023, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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