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Minor earthquake, 2.96 mag has occurred near Rincon in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.8066S, -67.7028WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2018171000. Event ids that are associated: pr2018171000. The temblor was picked up at 19:22:55 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.7028° West, latitude 18.8066° North, depth = 90 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/06/18 / 2018-06-20 00:22:55 / June 20, 2018 @ 12:22 am.

The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, Moca, Aguada (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.7028° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8066° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km NW of Rincon, 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 2018-06-20 00:22:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-20 06:39:08 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 135 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8824 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 206 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 pr2018171000 Id of event.
Event Code 2018171000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018171000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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