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Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 31 km south of Mayaguez, Mayagüez Barrio-Pueblo, Puerto Rico, on Monday, Oct 3, 2022 at 2:31 am (GMT -4) -

Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 31 km south of Mayaguez, Mayagüez Barrio-Pueblo, Puerto Rico, on Monday, Oct 3, 2022 at 2:31 am (GMT -4) Weak mag. 2.7 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 31 km south of Mayaguez, Mayagüez Barrio-Pueblo, Puerto Rico, on Monday, Oct 3, 2022 at 2:31 am (GMT -4)

Weak magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 7 km depth

3 Oct 06:49 UTC: First to report: USGS after 17 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 3, 2022 06:31:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Oct 3, 2022 at 2:31 am (GMT -4)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.7
Depth7.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude17.9285°N / 67.077°W (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Antipode17.929°S / 112.923°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) SSW of La Parguera (pop: 1,140) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (8 mi) S of Lajas (pop: 5,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) S of San German (San Germán) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) WSW of Guanica (pop: 9,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) SSE of Cabo Rojo (pop: 10,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) SW of Sabana Grande (pop: 8,960) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Hormigueros (pop: 11,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) WSW of Yauco (pop: 20,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) SSW of Maricao (pop: 1,170) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) SSE of Mayaguez (pop: 78,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) W of Ponce (pop: 152,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) WSW of San Juan (pop: 418,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) WSW of Puerto Rico Island (pop: 3,474,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 24.9°C (77 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 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
2.77.4 km6 Km SSW of La Parguera, Puerto RicoUSGS
2.77 kmPUERTO RICO REGIONEMSC
2.77.4 kmPuerto Rico: Mona PassageRaspberryShake
2.710 kmPuerto Rico: Mona PassageIRIS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Obispado, Ponce (OBIP/PR network) | Distance from quake: 51 km / 32 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 2.7, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm 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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