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



Earthquake location 18.1741S, -67.2833WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr16059000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16059000. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:21:26 / 10:21 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.2833° West, latitude 18.1741° North, depth = 18 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 02:21:26 / February 28, 2016 @ 2:21 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jayuya, Ponce, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 14 km NW of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.2833° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1741° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NW of Puerto Real, 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 2016-02-28 02:21:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-28 03:07:29 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.18684958 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183.6 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 pr16059000 Id of event.
Event Code 16059000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16059000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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