Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 33 km southwest of Ponce, Segundo Barrio, Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, Aug 14, 2021 11:47 pm (GMT -4) -
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Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 8 km depth
15 Aug 06:22 UTC: First to report: USGS after 2 hours and 34 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Aug 14, 2021 11:47 pm (GMT -4)
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.8411°N / 66.8851°W↗ (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode: 17.841°S / 113.115°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) S of Guanica (pop: 9,220) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) S of Yauco (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Guayanilla (pop: 5,210) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SSE of Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) SW of Penuelas (Peñuelas) (pop: 6,850) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) SE of Lajas (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) SW of Ponce (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) WSW of Aibonito (pop: 8,950) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SW of Bayamon (pop: 203,500) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 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||8 km||14 Km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico||USGS|
|3.0||8 km||PUERTO RICO REGION||EMSC|
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