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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 33 km SE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.8128S, -65.634WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jti. Id of event: us10006jti. Exact location, longitude -65.634° West, latitude 17.8128° North, depth = 14.92 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.92 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 23:55:50 / September 2, 2016 @ 11:55 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 19:55:50 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Aibonito, Loíza. Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Every 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 four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 33 km SE of Emajagua, 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 -65.634° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8128° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SE of Emajagua, 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 2016-09-02 23:55:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-03 00:12:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.293 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006jti Id of event.
Event Code 10006jti An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jti, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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