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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Luquillo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9715S, -65.406WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 20:03:49 / February 4, 2016 @ 8:03 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45 km (28 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16035002. Event ids that are associated: pr16035002. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:03:49 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -65.406 West, latitude 18.9715 North, depth = 45 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fajardo, Culebra, Luquillo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 73 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.406° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9715° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km 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 2016-02-04 20:03:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-04 20:37:13 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6701432 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 237.6 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 pr16035002 Id of event.
Event Code 16035002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16035002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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