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Minor earthquake: M2.82 quake has struck near Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.0088S, -66.7505WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Friday. Id of earthquake: pr2020143002. Event ids that are associated: pr2020143002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 05:15:47 / May 22, 2020 @ 5:15 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7505 West, latitude 18.0088 North, depth = 11 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:15:47 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop).

Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 2 km ESE of Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7505° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0088° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ESE 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 2020-05-22 05:15:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-22 06:35:03 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 122 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 0.133 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 pr2020143002 Id of event.
Event Code 2020143002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020143002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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