Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Palmarejo Barrio, Lajas, 23 km south of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 5:17 am (GMT -4) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Palmarejo Barrio, Lajas, 23 km south of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 5:17 am (GMT -4)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

19 Aug 10:04 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 46 minutes.
Date & time: Aug 19, 2021 09:17:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Aug 19, 2021 5:17 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18°N / 67.1°W (Palmarejo Barrio, Lajas, Puerto Rico)
Antipode: 18°S / 112.9°E
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SE of Betances (Cabo Rojo) (pop: 835) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) SW of Lajas (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) SSE of Cabo Rojo (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) SSW of San German (San Germán) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) S of Hormigueros (pop: 11,900) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) WSW of Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) W of Guanica (Guánica) (pop: 9,220) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) S of Mayaguez (Mayagüez) (pop: 78,600) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Maricao (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) W of Yauco (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) W of Ponce (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) WSW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 24°C (75 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from ENE
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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.15 km5 Km SSW of Palmarejo, Puerto RicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Bavaro punta cana (162.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
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