A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8471 West, latitude 17.9201 North, depth = 11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/05/20 / 2020-05-26 23:04:07 / May 26, 2020 @ 11:04 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020147020. Event ids that are associated: pr2020147020. The temblor was picked up at 19:04:07 / 7:04 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 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). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days two thousand and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 7 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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