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Minor earthquake: M2.85 quake has struck near Aguadilla in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.8903S, -67.6545WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020049025. Id of event: pr2020049025. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:07:47 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.6545 West, latitude 18.8903 North, depth = 7 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 22:07:47 / February 18, 2020 @ 10:07 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguada, Rincón, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days one thousand and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 73 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.6545° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8903° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km NW of Aguadilla, 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 2020-02-18 22:07:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-18 23:01:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5354 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 pr2020049025 Id of event.
Event Code 2020049025 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020049025, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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