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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 61 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 19.055S, -67.013WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37 km (23 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16273003. Id of event: pr16273003. The temblor was detected at 08:57:17 / 8:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.013° West, latitude 19.055° North, depth = 37 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 12:57:17 / September 29, 2016 @ 12:57 pm.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moca, Arecibo, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop).

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 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 61 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.013° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.055° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km N of Isabela, 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 2016-09-29 12:57:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-29 14:09:10 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.59198977 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 270 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 pr16273003 Id of event.
Event Code 16273003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16273003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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