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Minor earthquake, 2.89 mag was detected near Brenas in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.5758S, -66.3558WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 08:56:15 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 103 km (64 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/10/19 / 2019-10-09 12:56:15 / October 9, 2019 @ 12:56 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.3558 West, latitude 18.5758 North, depth = 103 km. Unique identifier: pr2019282012. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019282012.

The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayanilla, Yabucoa, Naguabo.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.3558° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5758° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 103 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km 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 2019-10-09 12:56:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-09 18:37:20 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 128 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3811 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 233 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 pr2019282012 Id of event.
Event Code 2019282012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019282012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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