A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9676 West, latitude 17.93 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 09:45:00 / February 26, 2020 @ 9:45 am. The 3.05-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:45:00 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020057016. Event ids that are associated: pr2020057016.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Coco. Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, 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 fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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