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

Earthquake location 18.0112S, -66.7702WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 20:04:50 / January 7, 2020 @ 8:04 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.34 km (14 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006bs9. Id of event: usa0006bs9. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:04:50 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7702 West, latitude 18.0112 North, depth = 22.34 km.

The epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Seca, Aguas Buenas, Arroyo. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 0 km S of Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7702° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0112° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km S of Magas Arriba, 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 2020-01-07 20:04:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-05 22:44:40 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 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 0.159 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 usa0006bs9 Id of event.
Event Code a0006bs9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,usa0006bs9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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