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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.1025S, -66.5167WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5167 West, latitude 19.1025 North, depth = 51 km. Event id: pr16016009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16016009. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 10:47:24 / January 16, 2016 @ 10:47 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:47:24 / 6:47 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Dorado, San Antonio.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

Questions or comments?

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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, 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 -66.5167° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1025° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, 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 2016-01-16 10:47:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-16 12:24:40 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.78422924 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 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 pr16016009 Id of event.
Event Code 16016009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16016009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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