A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 22:29:06 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 02:29:06 / February 26, 2020 @ 2:29 am. Exact location of event, depth 20 km, -67.2156° West, 19.1338° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020057004. Unique identifier: pr2020057004.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Moca, Camuy. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days nine hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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