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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.1S, -66.4343WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 03:27:47 / February 19, 2016 @ 3:27 am. Exact location, longitude -66.4343° West, latitude 19.1° North, depth = 42 km. The temblor was reported at 23:27:47 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16050000. Id of event: pr16050000.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Ingenio, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 70 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.4343° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, 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 2016-02-19 03:27:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-19 03:48:53 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.62522744 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 273.6 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 pr16050000 Id of event.
Event Code 16050000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16050000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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