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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Culebra in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 18.8488S, -65.2695WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 07:50:53 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -65.2695 West, latitude 18.8488 North, depth = 31 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 11:50:53 / March 9, 2017 @ 11:50 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17068004. Unique identifier: pr17068004.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Bay, Ceiba, Luquillo. Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop).

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 one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 60 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 -65.2695° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8488° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km 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 2017-03-09 11:50:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-09 15:42:23 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.57761673 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 255.6 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 pr17068004 Id of event.
Event Code 17068004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17068004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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