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

Earthquake location 17.8642S, -65.6325WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/09/16 / 2016-09-11 15:20:05 / September 11, 2016 @ 3:20 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16255009. Id of event: pr16255009. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:20:05 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.6325° West, latitude 17.8642° North, depth = 13 km.

Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Comerío, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 30 km ESE of Emajagua, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.6325° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8642° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km ESE 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 2016-09-11 15:20:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-11 19:39:48 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.24344344 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 244.8 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 pr16255009 Id of event.
Event Code 16255009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16255009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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