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Minor earthquake: M2.98 quake has struck near Stella in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.232S, -67.4415WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019164003. Id of event: pr2019164003. The epicenter was at a depth of 118 km (73 miles). Global time and date of event 13/06/19 / 2019-06-13 04:13:12 / June 13, 2019 @ 4:13 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.4415 West, latitude 18.232 North, depth = 118 km. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:13:12 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Peñuelas, Utuado, Adjuntas (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 22 km WSW of Stella, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.4415° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.232° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 118 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km WSW of Stella, 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 2019-06-13 04:13:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-13 05:17:15 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.157 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 222 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 pr2019164003 Id of event.
Event Code 2019164003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019164003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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