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Minor earthquake: M2.95 quake has struck near Esperanza in Puerto Rico



Earthquake location 17.9736S, -65.3846WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.3846 West, latitude 17.9736 North, depth = 13 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/07/17 / 2017-07-30 06:10:11 / July 30, 2017 @ 6:10 am. The temblor was picked up at 02:10:11 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017211009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017211009.

Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trujillo Alto, Guayama, Caguas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km SSE of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3846° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9736° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSE of Esperanza, 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 2017-07-30 06:10:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-30 07:31:06 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 134 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2085 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 233 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 pr2017211009 Id of event.
Event Code 2017211009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017211009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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