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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.5347S, -67.377WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/15 / 2015-08-19 02:39:26 / August 19, 2015 @ 2:39 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.377 West, latitude 17.5347 North, depth = 26 km. Id of earthquake: pr15231000. Event ids that are associated: pr15231000. The temblor was picked up at 22:39:26 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guánica (c. 9 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Sabana Grande (c. 9 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Grande, Hormigueros, San Germán.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km SSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.377° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.5347° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SSW of Pole Ojea, 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 2015-08-19 02:39:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-19 03:19:26 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 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 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.89023045 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 324 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 pr15231000 Id of event.
Event Code 15231000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15231000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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