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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Puerto Real in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.1352S, -67.359WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr17039003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17039003. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:36:26 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.359 West, latitude 18.1352 North, depth = 56 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 08:36:26 / February 8, 2017 @ 8:36 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utuado, Hatillo, Peñuelas. Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 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 one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 19 km WNW of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.359° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1352° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km WNW of Puerto Real, 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 2017-02-08 08:36:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-08 09:15:20 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.26230806 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 216 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 pr17039003 Id of event.
Event Code 17039003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17039003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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