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Minor earthquake, 2.96 mag strikes near San Antonio in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.9711S, -67.379WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 17:24:53 / March 31, 2019 @ 5:24 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Unique identifier: pr2019090008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019090008. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:24:53 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.379 West, latitude 18.9711 North, depth = 6 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Quebradillas, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 60 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.379° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9711° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km NNW of San Antonio, 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 2019-03-31 17:24:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-01 18:42:58 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 135 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5704 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 234 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 pr2019090008 Id of event.
Event Code 2019090008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019090008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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