Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 32 km southeast of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 21:43 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 7 km depth
6 May 22:03 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.95°N / 67°W↗ (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode: 17.95°S / 113°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) ESE of La Parguera (pop: 1,140) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) WSW of Guanica (pop: 9,220) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SSE of Lajas (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SSW of Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) SSE of San German (San Germán) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) WSW of Yauco (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) SE of Cabo Rojo (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) WSW of Guayanilla (pop: 5,210) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SSE of Hormigueros (pop: 11,900) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) S of Maricao (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSE of Mayaguez (pop: 78,600) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) W of Ponce (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
80 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!
62 km (39 mi) WSW of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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||7 km||PUERTO RICO REGION||EMSC|
|3.1||7 km||5 Km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico||USGS|
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