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Minor earthquake, 2.97 mag strikes near Isabela in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.0111S, -67.1848WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 01:44:40 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.1848° West, latitude 19.0111° North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/10/19 / 2019-10-02 05:44:40 / October 2, 2019 @ 5:44 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019275011. Id of event: pr2019275011. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles).

The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Arecibo, Rincón (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 58 km NNW of Isabela, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.1848° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0111° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km NNW of Isabela, 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 2019-10-02 05:44:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-02 10:01:17 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 136 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5486 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 316 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 pr2019275011 Id of event.
Event Code 2019275011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019275011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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