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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Anasco in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.2975S, -67.1362WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Anasco in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -67.1362 West, latitude 18.2975 North, depth = 9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16194001. Id of event: pr16194001. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/16 / 2016-07-12 03:03:44 / July 12, 2016 @ 3:03 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:03:44 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Juana Díaz, Villalba (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km NNE of Anasco, Puerto Rico. This data 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 -67.1362° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2975° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NNE of Anasco, 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 2016-07-12 03:03:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-12 03:45:21 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.13025572 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190.8 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 pr16194001 Id of event.
Event Code 16194001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16194001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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