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Weak mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 68 km north of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 5:25 pm (GMT -4) -

Weak mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 68 km north of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 5:25 pm (GMT -4) Weak mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 68 km north of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 5:25 pm (GMT -4)

Weak magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 37 km depth

17 May 22:03 UTC: First to report: USGS after 39 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 17, 2022 21:25:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, May 17, 2022 at 5:25 pm (GMT -4)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3
Depth37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.0655°N / 65.992°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Rico)
Antipode19.066°S / 114.008°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities68 km (42 mi) N of San Juan (pop: 418,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) N of Cataño (Catano) (pop: 28,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) NNE of Levittown (Toa Baja) (pop: 29,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (44 mi) N of Loiza (pop: 4,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) NNE of Bayamon (pop: 203,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) NNE of Vega Baja (pop: 29,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) NE of Manati (pop: 16,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (56 mi) NE of Barceloneta (Florida Afuera) (pop: 22,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
105 km (66 mi) NNE of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.037 km67 Km N of San Juan, Puerto RicoUSGS
3.037 kmPUERTO RICO REGIONEMSC
3.037 kmPuerto Rico RegionRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJG/IU network) | Distance from quake: 108 km / 67 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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Cape may NJ / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 15-20 s : Sitting on the balcony a bumping feeling like a very low bouncing your leg up and down  

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