Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 31 km southeast of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 16:31 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 8 km depth
18 May 16:49 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.9458°N / 67.017°W↗ (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode: 17.946°S / 112.983°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SE of La Parguera (pop: 1,140) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) WSW of Guanica (pop: 9,220) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) SSE of Lajas (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) SSE of San German (San Germán) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) SSW of Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) WSW of Yauco (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SE of Cabo Rojo (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SSE of Hormigueros (pop: 11,900) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) WSW of Guayanilla (pop: 5,210) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) S of Maricao (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSE of Mayaguez (pop: 78,600) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) W of Ponce (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) WSW of Aibonito (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) WSW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 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 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.0||8 km||4 Km SE of La Parguera, Puerto Rico||USGS|
|3.0||8 km||PUERTO RICO REGION||EMSC|
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