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Minor earthquake, 2.89 mag strikes near Luquillo in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.6836S, -65.5276WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/03/19 / 2019-03-29 23:20:09 / March 29, 2019 @ 11:20 pm. Exact location, longitude -65.5276° West, latitude 18.6836° North, depth = 8 km. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:20:09 / 7:20 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019088012. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019088012.

Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Sabana Seca, Caguas. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and ten 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.5276° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6836° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km 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 2019-03-29 23:20:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-30 06:47:53 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 128 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6296 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 315 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 pr2019088012 Id of event.
Event Code 2019088012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019088012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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