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



Earthquake location 17.9351S, -65.6146WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16316008. Unique identifier: pr16316008. The temblor was picked up at 10:53:32 / 10:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.6146° West, 17.9351° North, depth 3 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 14:53:32 / November 11, 2016 @ 2:53 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Aibonito, Salinas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km SW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.6146° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9351° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km 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 14:53:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-11 17:27:50 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.30273225 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 208.8 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 pr16316008 Id of event.
Event Code 16316008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16316008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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