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Minor earthquake, 2.81 mag was detected near Tallaboa in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9241S, -66.6958WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 10:11:14 / January 26, 2020 @ 10:11 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:11:14 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.6958° West, 17.9241° North, depth 5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020026018. Unique identifier: pr2020026018.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Ingenio, Dorado (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-two, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days eight hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.6958° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9241° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SSE of Tallaboa, 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 2020-01-26 10:11:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-28 11:54:52 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 121 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1487 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 208 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 pr2020026018 Id of event.
Event Code 2020026018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020026018, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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