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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near San Antonio in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.712S, -67.3235WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 11:08:22 / November 23, 2016 @ 11:08 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:08:22 / 7:08 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16328005. Unique identifier: pr16328005. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16 km (10 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.3235 West, latitude 18.712 North, depth = 16 km.

Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Germán, Puerto Real, Cabo Rojo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km NW of San Antonio, 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 -67.3235° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.712° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NW of San Antonio, 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 2016-11-23 11:08:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-23 17:21:05 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.31620698 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 198 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 pr16328005 Id of event.
Event Code 16328005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16328005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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