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Minor earthquake, 2.97 mag was detected near Esperanza in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.9853S, -65.4541WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2019066005. Event ids that are associated: pr2019066005. Exact location, longitude -65.4541° West, latitude 17.9853° North, depth = 8 km. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:06:04 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Global time and date of event 07/03/19 / 2019-03-07 00:06:04 / March 7, 2019 @ 12:06 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Cayey, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km S of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.4541° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9853° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km S 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 2019-03-07 00:06:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-07 06:06:42 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 136 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4247 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 330 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 pr2019066005 Id of event.
Event Code 2019066005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019066005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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