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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near San Antonio in Puerto Rico

Earthquake location 18.6714S, -67.2807WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 04/05/20 / 2020-05-04 14:41:47 / May 4, 2020 @ 2:41 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.2807 West, latitude 18.6714 North, depth = 92.74 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:41:47 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us700099tj. Event ids that are associated: us700099tj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.74 km (58 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utuado, Sabana Grande, Lajas. Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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. 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: 27 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.2807° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6714° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NW of San Antonio, 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 2020-05-04 14:41:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-04 15:25:05 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 0.258 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 294 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 us700099tj Id of event.
Event Code 700099tj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700099tj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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