A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020086016. Event ids that are associated: pr2020086016. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/03/20 / 2020-03-26 12:08:35 / March 26, 2020 @ 12:08 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8995° West, latitude 17.774° North, depth = 3 km. The temblor was detected at 08:08:35 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Quebradillas, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km S of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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