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

Earthquake location 18.6093S, -66.7484WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Carrizales in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 02:19:27 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/17 / 2017-04-12 06:19:27 / April 12, 2017 @ 6:19 am. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.7484° West, 18.6093° North. Id of earthquake: pr17102001. Event ids that are associated: pr17102001.

Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Real, Aibonito, Guánica (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 14 km NNE of Carrizales, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7484° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6093° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NNE of Carrizales, 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 2017-04-12 06:19:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-12 06:49:10 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.24524007 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 212.4 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 pr17102001 Id of event.
Event Code 17102001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17102001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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