A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020057012. Unique identifier: pr2020057012. Global time and date of event 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 07:41:32 / February 26, 2020 @ 7:41 am UTC/GMT. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:41:32 / 3:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8021° West, 18.0021° North, depth 15 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas. Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days four hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km SSW of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
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