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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Esperanza in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.0785S, -65.3985WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15275004. Id of event: pr15275004. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 06:30:55 / October 2, 2015 @ 6:30 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:30:55 / 2:30 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.3985 West, latitude 18.0785 North, depth = 19 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguas Buenas, Guayama, Trujillo Alto. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km ESE of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3985° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0785° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ESE of Esperanza, 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 2015-10-02 06:30:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-02 08:22:12 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.14642539 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140.4 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 pr15275004 Id of event.
Event Code 15275004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15275004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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