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Latest quakes in or near Ponce, Puerto Rico - list, stats and map

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Mag. 3.8 earthquake North Atlantic Ocean, 110 km north of Anegada Island, British Virgin Islands -
Strongest past 7 daysMag. 4.2 North Atlantic Ocean, 53 km north of Anegada Island, British Virgin Islands -
Updated: Mar 2, 2024 20:09 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Ponce, Puerto Rico, in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake near Ponce, find out which quakes are happening right now!
In the past 24 hours, Ponce has had 8 quakes of magnitude 2.0+, the largest largest being a 2.8 quake.
In the past 7 days, Ponce has had 41 quakes of magnitudes up to 4.2 within up to 100 km (63 mi) distance:
  • 0 quakes above magnitude 4
  • 3 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 37 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 1 quake below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
Latest today: Mag. 3.8 Earthquake North Atlantic Ocean, 110 km N of Anegada Island, British Virgin Islands -

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Showing all recent or significant quakes in the past 7 days, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 300 km (186 mi) distance (63 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Mar 2, 01:58 pm (GMT -4)
Mar 2, 17:58 GMT
3.8

89 km
285 km (177 mi) to the NE North Atlantic Ocean, 110 km north of Anegada Island, British Virgin Islands
I FELT IT
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Mar 2, 11:22 am (Puerto Rico)
Mar 2, 15:22 GMT

2.2

18 km
21 km (13 mi) to the W 4.2 km southeast of Yauco, Yauco, Puerto Rico Info
Mar 2, 10:35 am (GMT -4)
Mar 2, 14:35 GMT

2.4

7.9 km
48 km (30 mi) to the W Caribbean Sea, 28 km south of Mayaguez, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Info
Mar 2, 09:17 am (Puerto Rico)
Mar 2, 13:17 GMT

2.0

14 km
38 km (23 mi) to the E Caribbean Sea, 20 km southwest of Guayama, Guayama, Puerto Rico Info
Mar 2, 07:02 am (GMT -4)
Mar 2, 11:02 GMT
4.0

25 km
257 km (159 mi) to the NE North Atlantic Ocean, 34 km north of Anegada Island, British Virgin Islands
I FELT IT
Info
Mar 2, 05:47 am (GMT -4)
Mar 2, 09:47 GMT
3.5

75 km
166 km (103 mi) to the W Caribbean Sea, 32 km west of Isla de Mona Island, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
I FELT IT
Info
Mar 2, 05:00 am (GMT -4)
Mar 2, 09:00 GMT
4.2

28 km
275 km (171 mi) to the NE North Atlantic Ocean, 53 km north of Anegada Island, British Virgin Islands
I FELT IT
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Mar 2, 03:24 am (Puerto Rico)
Mar 2, 07:24 GMT

2.6

6.4 km
48 km (30 mi) to the W Caribbean Sea, 29 km south of Mayaguez, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
I FELT IT
Info
Mar 1, 11:06 pm (GMT -4)
Mar 2, 03:06 GMT

2.6

13 km
26 km (16 mi) to the SW Caribbean Sea, 26 km southwest of Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico Info
Mar 2, 02:32 am (GMT +0)
Mar 2, 02:32 GMT

2.8

17 km
20 km (13 mi) to the W Guayanilla, 20 km west of Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico Info
Mar 1, 08:25 pm (Puerto Rico)
Mar 2, 00:25 GMT
2.2

14 km
30 km (19 mi) to the W Guanica, 11 km southwest of Yauco, Yauco, Puerto Rico Info
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.6 x 1011 joules (154 megawatt hours, equivalent to 133 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJG/IU network) | Show on map | Station Info
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Number of quakes per year

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The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 26,000 quakes on average per year in or near Ponce, Puerto Rico:
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 1.29 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 16.2 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 315 quakes per year (or 26.3 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 2,200 quakes per year (or 5.9 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 2,600 quakes per year (or 7.1 quakes per day)
Ponce has a high level of seismic activity. Ponce has had at least 14 quakes above magnitude 5 since 2014, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Ponce, Puerto Rico, by magnitude

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7 days
30 days
3 years
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Mag
 
Number of quakes (8 in total as 100%)
7+
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no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
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no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
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no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
-
no quakes Mag 3 or higher
2+
8 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (100%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (41 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (7.32%)
2+
37 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (90.24%)
below M2
1 quake
(2.44%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (209 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
17 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (8.13%)
2+
182 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (87.08%)
below M2
10 quakes
(4.78%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (10,513 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
18 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.17%)
3+
1,082 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (10.29%)
2+
7,958 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (75.7%)
below M2
1,455 quakes
(13.84%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 24 hours8 quakesno data8-----
Past 7 days41 quakes1373----
Past 30 days209 quakes1018217----
Past 3 years10,513 quakes1,4497,9581,08218---
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Ponce Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Ponce, Puerto Rico?

Ponce has a high level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 26,000 quakes on average per year in or near Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ponce has had at least 14 quakes above magnitude 5 since 2014, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Ponce?

The last earthquake in Ponce occurred 2 hours and 11 minutes ago and had a magnitude of 3.8:

A moderate magnitude 3.8 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  British Virgin Islands around noon of Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 at 1.58 pm local time (GMT -4). The quake had a moderate depth of 89 km (55 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Ponce in the past 7 days?

In the past 7 days, Ponce was shaken by 0 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or above, 3 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 37 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

What was the strongest quake in Ponce in the past 7 days?

The strongest earthquake in Ponce in the past 7 days had a magnitude of 4.2 and occurred 11 hours ago:

A moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  British Virgin Islands in the early morning of Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 at 5.00 am local time (GMT -4). The quake had a very shallow depth of 28 km (17 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

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