Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 14 km southwest of Ponce, Segundo Barrio, Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 6:40 am (GMT -4) -
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Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 9 km depth
22 Aug 11:58 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 17 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 6:40 am (GMT -4)
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.95°N / 66.74°W↗ (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode: 17.95°S / 113.26°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (3 mi) SSW of Tallaboa (pop: 1,150) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) SE of Guayanilla (pop: 5,210) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) S of Penuelas (Peñuelas) (pop: 6,850) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) WSW of Ponce (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SE of Yauco (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) E of Guanica (pop: 9,220) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) S of Adjuntas (pop: 5,080) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) WSW of Juana Diaz (Juana Díaz) (pop: 9,430) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) ESE of Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SW of Bayamon (pop: 203,500) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SW of Cataño (Catano) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SW of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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||9 km||PUERTO RICO REGION||EMSC|
|3.0||9 km||5 Km SSW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico||USGS|
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