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Minor earthquake, 2.84 mag was detected near Luquillo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9855S, -65.3866WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Event id: pr2019037023. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019037023. The epicenter was at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). The 2.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:49:21 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 46 km, -65.3866° West, 18.9855° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/19 / 2019-02-06 22:49:21 / February 6, 2019 @ 10:49 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Culebra (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.3866° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9855° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km NNE of Luquillo, 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 2019-02-06 22:49:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-06 23:39:54 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 124 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9617 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 322 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 pr2019037023 Id of event.
Event Code 2019037023 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019037023, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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