A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020057010. Id of event: pr2020057010. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 07:37:38 / February 26, 2020 @ 7:37 am. The temblor was detected at 03:37:38 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.893 West, latitude 17.9141 North, depth = 5 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Corozal, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days four hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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