A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Unique identifier: pr2020057020. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020057020. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.9513° West, 17.9443° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 12:15:25 / February 26, 2020 @ 12:15 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:15:25 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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