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Minor earthquake, 2.82 mag has occurred near Isabela in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.239S, -67.1876WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 83 km NNW of Isabela, Puerto Rico (52 miles). Event id: pr2019278027. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019278027. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/10/19 / 2019-10-05 15:54:20 / October 5, 2019 @ 3:54 pm. The temblor was picked up at 11:54:20 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.1876 West, latitude 19.239 North, depth = 8 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days six hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 83 km NNW of Isabela, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.1876° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.239° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km 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 2019-10-05 15:54:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-05 16:47:07 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 122 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7753 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 219 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 pr2019278027 Id of event.
Event Code 2019278027 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019278027, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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