Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 33 km southeast of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 20:28 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 11 km depth
12 May 21:09 UTC: First to report: USGS after 41 minutes.
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9261°N / 67.0135°W↗ (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode: 17.926°S / 112.987°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) SSE of La Parguera (pop: 1,140) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) WSW of Guanica (pop: 9,220) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SSE of Lajas (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) S of San German (San Germán) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SSW of Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SW of Yauco (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SE of Cabo Rojo (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WSW of Guayanilla (pop: 5,210) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSE of Hormigueros (pop: 11,900) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) S of Maricao (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) SSE of Mayaguez (pop: 78,600) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) WSW of Ponce (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) WSW of Aibonito (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) WSW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SW of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.0||11 km||6 Km SSE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico||USGS|
|3.0||11 km||PUERTO RICO REGION||EMSC|
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