A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020057018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020057018. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 14:39:48 / February 26, 2020 @ 2:39 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.936° West, 17.9261° North, depth 13 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:39:48 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas. The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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 fifty-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.
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