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Minor earthquake, 2.83 mag was detected near Bufalo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.4041S, -66.5578WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Bufalo in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: pr2019079007. Event ids that are associated: pr2019079007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/03/19 / 2019-03-20 14:00:01 / March 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm. The temblor was detected at 10:00:01 / 10:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 106 km, -66.5578° West, 18.4041° North.

The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Piedras, Río Grande, Puerto Real.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 2 km SE of Bufalo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5578° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4041° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SE of Bufalo, 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 2019-03-20 14:00:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-20 16:43:23 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0782 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 127 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 pr2019079007 Id of event.
Event Code 2019079007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019079007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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