Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 30 km southeast of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 13:25 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 9 km depth
6 May 16:36 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 hours.
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9591°N / 67.01°W↗ (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode: 17.959°S / 112.99°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) ESE of La Parguera (pop: 1,140) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) W of Guanica (pop: 9,220) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) SSE of Lajas (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SSE of San German (San Germán) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SSW of Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) WSW of Yauco (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) SE of Cabo Rojo (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Hormigueros (pop: 11,900) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Guayanilla (pop: 5,210) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) S of Maricao (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SSE of Mayaguez (pop: 78,600) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) W of Ponce (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WSW of Aibonito (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) WSW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WSW of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.1||9 km||4 Km ESE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico||USGS|
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