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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 70 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9615S, -67.5503WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a1yx. Id of event: us6000a1yx. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5503 West, latitude 18.9615 North, depth = 14.06 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/05/20 / 2020-05-29 17:05:43 / May 29, 2020 @ 5:05 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:05:43 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.06 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Isabela, Aguada.

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 70 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5503° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9615° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70 km NW of San Antonio, 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 2020-05-29 17:05:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-29 17:46:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.643 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 196 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 us6000a1yx Id of event.
Event Code 6000a1yx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a1yx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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