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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Vieques in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.1993S, -65.5566WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 90 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico (56 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:14:10 / 12:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.5566 West, latitude 19.1993 North, depth = 41 km. Event id: pr15347007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15347007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/12/15 / 2015-12-13 16:14:10 / December 13, 2015 @ 4:14 pm.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days seven hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 90 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.5566° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km NNE of Vieques, 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 2015-12-13 16:14:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-13 20:59:19 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 0.92436643 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 288 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 pr15347007 Id of event.
Event Code 15347007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15347007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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