A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9081° West, 17.8875° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 08:47:18 / February 26, 2020 @ 8:47 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020057015. Id of event: pr2020057015. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:47:18 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 9 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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