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Minor earthquake, 2.82 mag has occurred near Mayaguez in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.1725S, -67.1621WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Mayaguez in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 11:50:24 / December 9, 2019 @ 11:50 am. The temblor was reported at 07:50:24 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019343011. Unique identifier: pr2019343011. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.1621 West, latitude 18.1725 North, depth = 109 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Ciales, Barceloneta. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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 one, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km SW of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.1621° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1725° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SW of Mayaguez, 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 2019-12-09 11:50:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-09 19:50:45 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 122 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 0.1742 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 pr2019343011 Id of event.
Event Code 2019343011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019343011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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