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Weak mag. 3.4 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 68 km northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 8:32 am (GMT -4) -

Weak mag. 3.4 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 68 km northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 8:32 am (GMT -4) Weak mag. 3.4 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 68 km northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 8:32 am (GMT -4)

Weak magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 36 km depth

16 May 13:14 UTC: First to report: USGS after 42 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 16, 2022 12:32:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, May 16, 2022 at 8:32 am (GMT -4)
Depth36.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.76833°N / 65.54483°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Rico)
Antipode18.768°S / 114.455°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities48 km (30 mi) NNE of Luquillo (Mata de Plátano) (pop: 8,330) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) NE of Loiza (pop: 4,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) ENE of San Juan (pop: 418,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) ENE of Cataño (Catano) (pop: 28,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) ENE of Levittown (Toa Baja) (pop: 29,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) ENE of Bayamon (pop: 203,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) NW of Charlotte Amalie (U.S. Virgin Islands) (pop: 20,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) ENE of Candelaria (pop: 17,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) ENE of Dorado (pop: 13,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) NE of Cayey (pop: 18,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) NNW of Isla de Culebra Island (pop: 1,820) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) N of Isla de Vieques Island (pop: 9,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) ENE of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 26.1°C (79 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
3.436 km47 Km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto RicoUSGS
3.436 kmPuerto Rico RegionRaspberryShake


Seismic station: San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJG/IU network) | Distance from quake: 97 km / 60 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station San Juan, Puerto Rico: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Bayamon, Cidra (86.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)

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