A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9683 West, latitude 17.9238 North, depth = 11 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 15:55:46 / February 26, 2020 @ 3:55 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020057022. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020057022. The temblor was reported at 11:55:46 / 11:55 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barranquitas, Coco, Manatí (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 sixteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km SW of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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