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Minor earthquake, 2.85 mag strikes near San Juan in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.6763S, -65.9585WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -65.9585° West, 18.6763° North, depth 65 km. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:19:15 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/19 / 2019-04-16 12:19:15 / April 16, 2019 @ 12:19 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). Event id: pr2019106006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019106006.

Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Maunabo, Estancias de Florida (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 27 km NNE of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.9585° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6763° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NNE of San Juan, 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 2019-04-16 12:19:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-16 17:18:59 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 125 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.388 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 286 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 pr2019106006 Id of event.
Event Code 2019106006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019106006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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