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Minor earthquake, 2.95 mag strikes near Brenas in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.273S, -66.2476WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 89 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico (55 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.2476 West, latitude 19.273 North, depth = 26 km. The temblor was reported at 02:21:20 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019269035. Unique identifier: pr2019269035. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/09/19 / 2019-09-26 06:21:20 / September 26, 2019 @ 6:21 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days ninety-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 89 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.2476° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.273° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km N of Brenas, 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 2019-09-26 06:21:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-27 10:23:43 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 134 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8443 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 313 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 pr2019269035 Id of event.
Event Code 2019269035 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019269035, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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