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



Earthquake location 18.5314S, -67.5548WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr17071001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17071001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles). Global time and date of event 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 02:58:06 / March 12, 2017 @ 2:58 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:58:06 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5548 West, latitude 18.5314 North, depth = 18 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Lares, Camuy (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 38 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5548° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5314° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km WNW of Rincon, 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 2017-03-12 02:58:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-12 04:53:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 0.16259507 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 302.4 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 pr17071001 Id of event.
Event Code 17071001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17071001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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