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Minor earthquake, 2.82 mag strikes near Stella in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.1805S, -67.35WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019344007. Id of event: pr2019344007. Exact location of earthquake, -67.35° West, 18.1805° North, depth 124 km. The temblor was detected at 07:06:32 / 7:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/12/19 / 2019-12-10 11:06:32 / December 10, 2019 @ 11:06 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 124 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Utuado, Peñuelas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 19 km SW of Stella, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.35° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1805° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SW of Stella, 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 2019-12-10 11:06:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-10 13:01:06 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2414 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 pr2019344007 Id of event.
Event Code 2019344007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019344007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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