A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020086001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020086001. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/20 / 2020-03-26 00:40:31 / March 26, 2020 @ 12:40 am. The temblor was reported at 20:40:31 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.822° West, 18.025° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles).
Event epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Candelaria, Campanilla, Dorado (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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