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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.5748S, -67.4173WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.4173° West, latitude 17.5748° North, depth = 31 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019149007. Unique identifier: pr2019149007. The temblor was reported at 05:27:07 / 5:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/05/19 / 2019-05-29 09:27:07 / May 29, 2019 @ 9:27 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mayagüez, Sabana Grande, Hormigueros (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guánica (c. 9 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 50 km SSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.4173° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.5748° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km SSW of Pole Ojea, 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 2019-05-29 09:27:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-29 14:24:38 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 129 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5301 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 233 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 pr2019149007 Id of event.
Event Code 2019149007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019149007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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