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



Earthquake location 18.1679S, -67.5264WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Id of earthquake: pr17107021. Event ids that are associated: pr17107021. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 04:11:12 / April 17, 2017 @ 4:11 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.5264° West, latitude 18.1679° North, depth = 20 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:11:12 / 11:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yauco, Quebradillas, Lares (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km WSW of Rincon, 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 -67.5264° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1679° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km WSW 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 2017-04-17 04:11:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-17 08:07:44 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.21829061 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 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 pr17107021 Id of event.
Event Code 17107021 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17107021, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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