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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near San Antonio in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.9109S, -67.4428WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55 km (34 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:43:06 / 6:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.4428° West, 18.9109° North, depth 55 km. Global time and date of event 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 10:43:06 / January 25, 2016 @ 10:43 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16025003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16025003.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Añasco, Quebradillas, Moca (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop). 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 two, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 58 km NW of San Antonio, 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 -67.4428° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9109° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km NW of San Antonio, 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 2016-01-25 10:43:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-25 12:02:14 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 0.52461613 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 241.2 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 pr16025003 Id of event.
Event Code 16025003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16025003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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