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



Earthquake location 17.9398S, -65.6279WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr16316013. Event ids that are associated: pr16316013. The temblor was detected at 14:56:44 / 2:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 18:56:44 / November 11, 2016 @ 6:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -65.6279° West, 17.9398° North.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranquitas, Naranjito, Cataño (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km SW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This information 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 -65.6279° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9398° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SW of Esperanza, 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 2016-11-11 18:56:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-11 19:28:55 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 0.29195247 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169.2 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 pr16316013 Id of event.
Event Code 16316013 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16316013, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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