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Minor earthquake, 2.86 mag strikes near Puerto Rico region

Earthquake location 19.0551S, -67.1198WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region. Id of earthquake: pr2019288010. Event ids that are associated: pr2019288010. Exact location of earthquake, -67.1198° West, 19.0551° North, depth 13 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/19 / 2019-10-15 16:59:11 / October 15, 2019 @ 4:59 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:59:11 / 4:59 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguada, Moca, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.1198° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0551° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Puerto Rico region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-15 16:59:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-15 19:49:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 126 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5877 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 304 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 pr2019288010 Id of event.
Event Code 2019288010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019288010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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