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Minor earthquake: M2.99 quake has struck near San Antonio in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 19.2578S, -67.2986WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 87 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico (54 miles). Exact location, longitude -67.2986° West, latitude 19.2578° North, depth = 28 km. Global time and date of event 23/10/19 / 2019-10-23 11:59:43 / October 23, 2019 @ 11:59 am UTC/GMT. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:59:43 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). Event id: pr2019296016. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019296016.

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and seventy-nine and in the last 365 days seven hundred and twenty-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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.2986° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2578° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km 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 2019-10-23 11:59:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-23 17:48:00 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 138 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8122 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 303 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 pr2019296016 Id of event.
Event Code 2019296016 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019296016, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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