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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Loiza in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.8943S, -65.8586WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Loiza in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 22:03:22 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019326003. Unique identifier: pr2019326003. Exact location of event, depth 51 km, -65.8586° West, 18.8943° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/11/19 / 2019-11-22 02:03:22 / November 22, 2019 @ 2:03 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Caguas, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km N of Loiza, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.8586° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8943° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km N of Loiza, 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 2019-11-22 02:03:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-22 06:33:09 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 129 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7523 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 301 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 pr2019326003 Id of event.
Event Code 2019326003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019326003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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