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



Earthquake location 17.8873S, -65.6447WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from El Negro in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:00:22 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr16247000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16247000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.6447 West, latitude 17.8873 North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 00:00:22 / September 3, 2016 @ 12:00 am.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaynabo, Comerío, Aibonito. Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 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 four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 27 km SE of El Negro, 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 -65.6447° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8873° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SE of El Negro, 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 2016-09-03 00:00:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-03 01:45:50 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 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.22637545 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 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 Md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr16247000 Id of event.
Event Code 16247000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16247000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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