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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Luquillo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9328S, -65.4994WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -65.4994° West, latitude 18.9328° North, depth = 28 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16034008. Id of event: pr16034008. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 22:22:55 / February 3, 2016 @ 10:22 pm. The temblor was picked up at 18:22:55 / 6:22 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 28 km (17 miles).

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Canovanas, Santa Barbara (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Isidro (c. 8 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 66 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.4994° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9328° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km NNE of Luquillo, 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 2016-02-03 22:22:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-04 00:31:18 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.65487184 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 266.4 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 pr16034008 Id of event.
Event Code 16034008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16034008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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