A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.8673° West, latitude 17.9211° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 03:30:31 / February 26, 2020 @ 3:30 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020057007. Event ids that are associated: pr2020057007. The temblor was detected at 23:30:31 / 11:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Vega Baja. Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). 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 nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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