A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:40:37 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020057014. Unique identifier: pr2020057014. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 08:40:37 / February 26, 2020 @ 8:40 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9393° West, 17.9116° North, depth 13 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas. The epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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