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



Earthquake location 18.2283S, -67.209WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Playa in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr16330003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16330003. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/11/16 / 2016-11-25 05:39:34 / November 25, 2016 @ 5:39 am. Exact location of earthquake, -67.209° West, 18.2283° North, depth 30 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:39:34 / 1:39 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juana Díaz, Villalba, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop). 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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 6 km SSW of La Playa, 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 -67.209° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2283° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SSW of La Playa, 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 2016-11-25 05:39:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-25 06:06:59 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.12845909 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 pr16330003 Id of event.
Event Code 16330003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16330003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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