A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/20 / 2020-03-26 10:17:51 / March 26, 2020 @ 10:17 am. The temblor was reported at 06:17:51 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -66.7348° West, 17.9598° North. Event id: pr2020086015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020086015.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 4 km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
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