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Minor earthquake 2.91 mag, 71 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.1301S, -67.217WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019290007. Unique identifier: pr2019290007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -67.217° West, 19.1301° North, depth 14 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 05:58:18 / October 17, 2019 @ 5:58 am UTC/GMT. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:58:18 / 1:58 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 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 Isabela.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.91 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.217° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1301° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km N 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 2019-10-17 05:58:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-17 09:09:15 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 130 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9633 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 320 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 pr2019290007 Id of event.
Event Code 2019290007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019290007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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