A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 18:56:29 / February 26, 2020 @ 6:56 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020057027, us600084sn. Id of event: pr2020057027. The temblor was reported at 14:56:29 / 2:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9043° West, 17.8181° North, depth 5 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Isabela, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days four hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and twenty-four 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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