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Minor earthquake, 2.98 mag strikes near Culebra in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.8495S, -65.2261WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -65.2261° West, 18.8495° North, depth 71 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:58:14 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2019086019. Event ids that are associated: pr2019086019. Global time and date of event 27/03/19 / 2019-03-27 20:58:14 / March 27, 2019 @ 8:58 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo, Fajardo, Cruz Bay. Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 61 km N of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.2261° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8495° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km 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 2019-03-27 20:58:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-27 21:23:12 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 137 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 0.9425 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 329 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 pr2019086019 Id of event.
Event Code 2019086019 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019086019, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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