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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Isabela in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.957S, -67.109WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 01:49:59 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019344003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019344003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -67.109 West, latitude 18.957 North, depth = 50 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/12/19 / 2019-12-10 05:49:59 / December 10, 2019 @ 5:49 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Añasco, Rincón, San Sebastián.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 51 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.109° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.957° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km N of Isabela, 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 05:49:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-10 08:09:16 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4895 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 211 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 pr2019344003 Id of event.
Event Code 2019344003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019344003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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