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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Indios in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 17.843S, -66.8171WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:55:22 / 8:55 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60007mg0. Event ids that are associated: us60007mg0. Exact location, longitude -66.8171° West, latitude 17.843° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 00:55:22 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:55 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Isabela, Guayama. Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days nine hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days one thousand and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8171° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.843° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km S of Indios, 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 2020-02-02 00:55:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-02 01:15:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.174 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 215 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007mg0 Id of event.
Event Code 60007mg0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007mg0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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