A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.879° West, 17.9721° North, depth 15 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 14:51:35 / February 26, 2020 @ 2:51 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:51:35 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020057023. Id of event: pr2020057023.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Ceiba, Naranjito. The epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and six, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 1 km ESE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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