Weak mag. 3.0 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 30 km west of Ponce, Segundo Barrio, Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 08:59 (GMT) -
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Weak magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 13 km depth
18 May 10:02 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 3 minutes.
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9478°N / 66.8961°W↗ (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode: 17.948°S / 113.104°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SSE of Guanica (pop: 9,220) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) SSW of Yauco (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (8 mi) SW of Guayanilla (pop: 5,210) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) SSE of Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ESE of Lajas (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) SE of San German (San Germán) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SW of Penuelas (Peñuelas) (pop: 6,850) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSE of Maricao (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) WSW of Ponce (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) WSW of Aibonito (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WSW of Bayamon (pop: 203,500) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 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||13 km||2 Km SSE of Guánica, Puerto Rico||USGS|
|3.0||13 km||PUERTO RICO REGION||EMSC|
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