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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 5 km NW of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.2334S, -67.1806WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Mayaguez in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.1806 West, latitude 18.2334 North, depth = 80 km. Id of earthquake: pr16036008. Event ids that are associated: pr16036008. The epicenter was at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:57:31 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 19:57:31 / February 5, 2016 @ 7:57 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciales, Manatí, Juana Díaz. Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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: 5 km NW of Mayaguez, 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 -67.1806° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2334° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NW of Mayaguez, 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 2016-02-05 19:57:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 23:58:28 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 0.1060012 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133.2 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 pr16036008 Id of event.
Event Code 16036008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16036008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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