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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Vieques in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.5233S, -65.4056WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 129 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico (80 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:40:55 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.4056 West, latitude 19.5233 North, depth = 70 km. Global time and date of event 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 13:40:55 / April 29, 2016 @ 1:40 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr16120004. Event ids that are associated: pr16120004.

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 two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy-six 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. 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: 129 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.4056° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.5233° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 129km NNE of Vieques, 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 2016-04-29 13:40:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-29 15:50:12 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.21362395 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 309.6 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 pr16120004 Id of event.
Event Code 16120004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16120004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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