A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020239006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020239006. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/20 / 2020-08-26 15:06:23 / August 26, 2020 @ 3:06 pm. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.849° West, 17.9275° North. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:06:23 / 3:06 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 27 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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