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Minor earthquake: M2.91 quake has struck near Aguadilla in Puerto Rico


Earthquake location 18.8608S, -67.6711WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global time and date of event 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 01:28:12 / February 2, 2020 @ 1:28 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.6711 West, latitude 18.8608 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:28:12 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020033034. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020033034.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguada, Rincón, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days one thousand and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.91 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.6711° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8608° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km NW of Aguadilla, 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 2020-02-02 01:28:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-02 22:11:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 130 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5136 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 pr2020033034 Id of event.
Event Code 2020033034 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020033034, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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