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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 9 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 17.909S, -66.6982WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.6982° West, 17.909° North, depth 13.14 km. The temblor was reported at 21:06:43 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 01:06:43 / February 3, 2020 @ 1:06 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007n1e. Unique identifier: us60007n1e. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.14 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dorado, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days nine hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.6982° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.909° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSE of Tallaboa, 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 2020-02-03 01:06:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-03 01:13:59 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 us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.073 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007n1e Id of event.
Event Code 60007n1e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007n1e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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