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

Earthquake location 18.6858S, -65.2501WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 05:19:50 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 79 km, -65.2501° West, 18.6858° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 09:19:50 / August 23, 2017 @ 9:19 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017235004. Unique identifier: pr2017235004. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79 km (49 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, San Isidro, Naguabo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 42 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.2501° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6858° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km N of Culebra, 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 2017-08-23 09:19:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-23 11:58:51 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3797 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 242 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 pr2017235004 Id of event.
Event Code 2017235004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017235004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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