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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Puerto Rico region



Earthquake location 18.9431S, -67.3468WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 02:22:53 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 02:22:53 / May 23, 2017 @ 2:22 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2017143001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017143001. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.3468 West, latitude 18.9431 North, depth = 9 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Añasco, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.3468° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9431° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Puerto Rico region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-23 02:22:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-25 00:36:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.5308 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 332 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 pr2017143001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017143001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017143001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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