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Minor earthquake: M2.94 quake has struck near Isabela in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9618S, -67.0778WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 06:02:14 / 6:02 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019061006. Id of event: pr2019061006. Exact location, longitude -67.0778° West, latitude 18.9618° North, depth = 24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/19 / 2019-03-02 10:02:14 / March 2, 2019 @ 10:02 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Añasco, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Lares (c. 7 200 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 51 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.94 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0778° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9618° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km N of Isabela, 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 2019-03-02 10:02:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-02 13:32:29 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 133 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6952 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 311 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 pr2019061006 Id of event.
Event Code 2019061006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019061006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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