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Minor earthquake 2.85 mag, 2 km NE of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.3711S, -65.9905WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Trujillo Alto in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -65.9905 West, latitude 18.3711 North, depth = 128 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/05/19 / 2019-05-13 01:31:23 / May 13, 2019 @ 1:31 am. Unique identifier: pr2019133000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019133000. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:31:23 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128 km (80 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ponce, Utuado, Culebra (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 2 km NE of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.9905° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3711° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NE of Trujillo Alto, 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 2019-05-13 01:31:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-13 05:36:50 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.659 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 332 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 pr2019133000 Id of event.
Event Code 2019133000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019133000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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