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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Rincon in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.412S, -67.6764WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr15277003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15277003. Exact location of earthquake, -67.6764° West, 18.412° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 05:28:08 / October 4, 2015 @ 5:28 am UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:28:08 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lajas, San Germán, Las Marías. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information 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 -67.6764° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.412° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km W 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 2015-10-04 05:28:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-04 08:02:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.18954452 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 316.8 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 pr15277003 Id of event.
Event Code 15277003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15277003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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