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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 38 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.6455S, -65.2666WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 59 km (37 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 18:58:30 / November 13, 2016 @ 6:58 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -65.2666° West, 18.6455° North, depth 59 km. Unique identifier: pr16318006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16318006. The temblor was reported at 14:58:30 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Barbara, Punta Santiago, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-one 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km N of Culebra, 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 -65.2666° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6455° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km N of Culebra, 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 2016-11-13 18:58:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 20:57:51 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 0.33686823 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 230.4 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 pr16318006 Id of event.
Event Code 16318006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16318006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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