A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 23:52:13 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020086007. Id of event: pr2020086007. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/20 / 2020-03-26 03:52:13 / March 26, 2020 @ 3:52 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9806 West, latitude 17.9836 North, depth = 11 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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