A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 04:35:10 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020147006. Unique identifier: pr2020147006. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/05/20 / 2020-05-26 08:35:10 / May 26, 2020 @ 8:35 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8776° West, 17.941° North, depth 15 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 SE of Guanica, Puerto Rico.
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