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Minor earthquake: M2.87 quake has struck near Adjuntas in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.1796S, -66.8716WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Adjuntas in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Event id: pr2020135010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020135010. The temblor was picked up at 21:06:24 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8716° West, 18.1796° North, depth 17 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 01:06:24 / May 14, 2020 @ 1:06 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17 km (11 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Cayey, Candelaria. The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 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 twenty-one, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, three hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 7 km WNW of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8716° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1796° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WNW of Adjuntas, 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 2020-05-14 01:06:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-15 17:18:43 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 127 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2043 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 pr2020135010 Id of event.
Event Code 2020135010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020135010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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