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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake strikes near San Juan in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9465S, -66.094WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (mg/mb) was reported Thursday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 09:23:50 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-02 01:23:50 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -66.094 West, latitude 18.9465 North, depth 51 km.

Close countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Morovis, Luquillo.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.094° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9465° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km N of San Juan, 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 2015-01-02 01:23:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-02 01:44:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 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 129 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.63331228 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 223.2 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 pr15002000 Id of event.
Event Code 15002000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS pr15002000 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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