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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 76 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.9006S, -67.6792WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:37:52 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.6792 West, latitude 18.9006 North, depth = 12 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16048001. Unique identifier: pr16048001. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 02:37:52 / February 17, 2016 @ 2:37 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rincón, Aguadilla. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 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 seven, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 76 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.6792° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9006° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km NW of Aguadilla, 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 2016-02-17 02:37:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 03:56:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 0.68810951 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 320.4 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 pr16048001 Id of event.
Event Code 16048001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16048001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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