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Minor earthquake: M2.96 quake has struck near San Antonio in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.1756S, -67.5665WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 90 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico (56 miles) on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70 km (43 miles). Global time and date of event 05/10/19 / 2019-10-05 00:14:00 / October 5, 2019 @ 12:14 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019278000. Id of event: pr2019278000. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:14:00 / 7:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5665 West, latitude 19.1756 North, depth = 70 km.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-two and in the last 365 days six hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 90 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5665° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1756° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km NNW of San Antonio, 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 00:14:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-05 00:34:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 135 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 0.796 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 308 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 pr2019278000 Id of event.
Event Code 2019278000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019278000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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