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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Rincon in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.3819S, -67.5384WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 21:28:14 / 9:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.5384 West, latitude 18.3819 North, depth = 88 km. Id of earthquake: pr16115000. Event ids that are associated: pr16115000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88 km (55 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 02:28:14 / April 24, 2016 @ 2:28 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Camuy, Lares (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information 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 -67.5384° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3819° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km W of Rincon, 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 2016-04-24 02:28:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-24 03:01:47 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.41322503 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151.2 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 pr16115000 Id of event.
Event Code 16115000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16115000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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