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Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - 3 Km E of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 at 12:40 pm (GMT -4) -

Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - 3 Km E of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 at 12:40 pm (GMT -4) Minor mag. 2.1 earthquake - 3 Km E of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 at 12:40 pm (GMT -4)

Minor magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 12 km depth

1 Oct 17:12 UTC: First to report: USGS after 31 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 1, 2022 16:40:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Oct 1, 2022 at 12:40 pm (GMT -4)
Depth12.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude17.98383°N / 66.85567°W (Puerto Rico)
Antipode17.984°S / 113.144°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities4 km (2 mi) E of Maria Antonia (pop: 1,480) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
6 km (4 mi) ENE of Guanica (pop: 9,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
6 km (4 mi) S of Yauco (pop: 20,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
8 km (5 mi) WSW of Guayanilla (pop: 5,210) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) SE of Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) WSW of Penuelas (Peñuelas) (pop: 6,850) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) ESE of Lajas (pop: 5,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) ESE of San German (San Germán) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SW of Adjuntas (pop: 5,080) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) W of Ponce (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) SSE of Maricao (pop: 1,170) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (59 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.7°C (82 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) | 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.
2.112 km3 Km E of Maria Antonia, Puerto RicoUSGS
2.112 kmPuerto Rico RegionRaspberryShake
2.110 kmPuerto Rico RegionIRIS


Seismic station: Obispado, Ponce (OBIP/PR network) | Distance from quake: 27 km / 17 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Obispado, Ponce: 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

At magnitude 2.1, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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