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



Earthquake location 19.0317S, -66.245WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Dorado in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 17:31:03 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16309005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16309005. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -66.245° West, 19.0317° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/11/16 / 2016-11-04 21:31:03 / November 4, 2016 @ 9:31 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Loíza, Guaynabo. Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km N of Dorado, 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 -66.245° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0317° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km N of Dorado, 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 2016-11-04 21:31:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-04 22:05:48 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.61354934 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 252 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 pr16309005 Id of event.
Event Code 16309005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16309005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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